They Don’t Like It Up ‘em!*

Is this yet another CPS car-crash in the making?

Dr Katrina Erskine, consultant gynaecologist and head of obstetrics at Homerton Hospital, Hackney, said she was angered by the case selected for the first prosecution because it gave a “misleading” impression of FGM, and risked deterring other doctors and midwives from giving appropriate care to affected women.

This isn’t the usual ‘no! not us, we’re special!’ backlash from the medical profession, though. And it may well put the wind up the CPS:

Dr Erskine’s criticisms, coming from a senior gynaecologist with wide experience of FGM, will alarm the CPS – which urgently needs a successful prosecution.

Yes, indeed. They need it to detract from the Yewtree carnage, if nothing else!

At Homerton Hospital, women who have undergone this FGM are offered the opportunity to have the opening extended in preparation for the birth before the baby arrives in a process called defibulation. However, in some cases this is not done until after labour has started. After birth, stitching can be necessary to stem the bleeding, Dr Erskine claims.

“You have to stop any bleeding and that inevitably involves some suturing [stitching]. It would be completely misleading to call this FGM. The end result might look like FGM but it is not. This is conflating FGM with how to treat women post-labour.”

Surely the CPS have had this for so long they’ve made sure it’s a watertight case, with no margin for confusion?

Haven’t they..?


9 comments for “They Don’t Like It Up ‘em!*

  1. Mark in Mayenne
    April 1, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Are you allowed to award yourself “Best Blog Title Of The Month”?

    • April 1, 2014 at 7:17 pm

      I kind of hesitated! I thought it might be a bit near the…errr, knuckle.

    • April 2, 2014 at 7:59 am


  2. April 1, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Sounds like a stitch-up to me.

    • April 1, 2014 at 7:16 pm


  3. Ed P
    April 1, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Have the CPS been infiltrated by Common Purpose or Labour’s islamic friends? Picking this case to test is very strange – you might suspect deliberate obfuscation and a desire to protect the pro-FGM swine.

  4. Viscount Rectum
    April 1, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Dr Katrina Erskine, you disgust me, piss off to some Islamic State, Clitoris removal is so primitive that it rivals hacking off a rhino horn for revulsion.

    • Brightside Bob
      April 2, 2014 at 6:47 pm

      If you actually read the article dear you will see that she is of precisely that view. The case being brought is effectively a strawman stunt. THAT is WHY she is upset. As Julia would put it -**sigh** 😈

      • Viscount Rectum
        April 3, 2014 at 11:53 am

        If she was of that view duckie,this horrendous practice could be reduced by her by calling the police when ever a mutilated victim needed treatment came to her notice.

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