The Health Secretary has written to the Government's senior law officer for "urgent clarification" after two doctors accused of arranging abortions based on the sex of an unborn baby avoided prosecution.
Jeremy Hunt said abortion on the grounds of gender selection was "against the law and completely unacceptable" and had written to Attorney General Dominic Grieve about the decision.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) decided that although there was enough evidence to justify prosecution, it would not be in the public interest.
More top news
Voters in some of Britain's most scenic towns and villages share what matters most to them in the countdown to the June 8 national poll.
Police investigating the 2015 general election expenses of Craig Mackinlay have submitted a file to prosecutors.
Oscar-winning Jonathan Demme, who also directed hit drama Philadelphia, died of cancer complications.