Scuttle-butt from the Harbord Street abortuary says that a Metro Toronto policeman is facing a disciplinary tribunal for refusing an assignment to protect the abotuary.

The police officer is charged with disobeying a “lawful order” an thus committing a “major offence” against the Police Act of Ontario.

His defence is that he does not think guard duty at the abortuary is a “lawful order.” He told superiors that he “could not stand by a place that was killing babies.”

The hearing is scheduled for mid-May.