This veteran pro-life campaigner decided to educate the Hospital's chief executive, Ruth May, in the horrors of such events.
sent copies of the photographs and other literature to Ms. May
Upon receiving the pictures, Ruth May
complained to the authorities.
The Director of Public Prosecutions
, as district attorneys are known in the U.K., promptly ordered his
arrest on the charge of "sending offensive materials through the mails.
The policy then dragged the 75-year-old Catholic, who is nearly crippled with arthritis, from his
home and held him in prison until his
In court, the hospital staff recounted how the photographs had upset their delicate sensibilities.
Ruth May's secretary, Christine Rogers, said she
was "upset" when she
opened the letter from Atkinson containing a picture of Baby A. The hospital's "Complaints and litigation manager," Karl Perryman, said that "as a father of two daughters he
had been quite disturbed" by the images he
had been shown.
herself opined that "It is upsetting for everyone.
The Norfolk hospital boss, Ms. May
, struck him off the waiting list for a hip replacement, and now formally denies him all medical treatment save for life-threatening illnesses.
All this for having exercised his
right to freedom of speech on behalf of the voiceless unborn.
I have some advice for our English cousins, at least those of the pro-life variety: someone ought to organize a postcard campaign directed at the offended hospital staff--whose hospital apparently continues to authorize abortions, by the way.
Let them complain to the police about the thousands, if not tens of thousands of postcards that they are receiving.
Ms Ruth May, Chief Executive, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gayton Road, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England, PE30 4ET