Under the headline “Witness in demand around the world,” New Zealand’s national pro-life paper, Humanity reported the following about Dr. Philip Ney of Victoria, B.C.
“In a feat of endurance, Professor Philip Ney of Canada gave expert evidence in two court cases on opposite sides of the world last month—within two days of each other.
“Dr. Ney, a professor of psychiatry from Canada, first appeared in Dunedin as a witness for journalist Mary O’Neill, charged with trespassing at Dunedin Hospital.
“He arrived on Tuesday, September 25 and gave evidence all next day in the Dunedin District Court.
“While he was flying to New Zealand, a telephone call from London requested his presence in Manchester on the Friday to give evidence in an Operation Rescue trial there, so after his day in the Dunedin court Professor Ney flew to Auckland for a direct flight to London leaving at midnight.
“A later phone call from the barrister in charge of the Manchester defence, Gerard Wrigt, Q.C. confirmed compelling and impressive evidence in England.
“The Dunedin case resulted from Miss O’Neills “Santa Clause rescue” at Dunedin Hospital last December 22 (Humanity, February 1990).
“During the five-day hearing before Judge Thomas Everitt—who questioned the medical witnesses with great interest—part of the video An Everyday Miracle, describing the early weeks of human life, was shown in the darkened courtroom.”
Dr. Philip Ney is Psychiatric Director of the Adolescent Unit of Queen Alexandra Hospital in Victoria, B.C., a clinical professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and a teacher at several other institutions.
He frequently addresses Canadian groups. He is a member of Physicians for Life.
Dr. Ney did a study of 1,450 women, each of whom had lost a child by abortion, mis-carriage or stillbirth. He found that women who had abortions were most adversely affected.
Pro-abortionists deny that abortion has any serious after-effects.
Humanity (Circulation: 18,000), New Zealand’s national pro-life paper, is published seven times each year.