Thursday, May 03, 2007

Doctors refuse abortion forms

Yet another reason why the need for two doctors to sign a referral for an abortion should be removed.

Up to one in four GPs is refusing to sign abortion referral forms because of moral objections – and nearly one in five wants terminations banned.

I could write and write about this topic, but I'm not going to. Instead I am going to agree with these words:

A spokesman for family planning clinics Marie Stopes International, which carry out about a third of the 180,000 abortions in Britain each year, said: 'Doctors are not gods. Parliament in this country passed the law 40 years ago and women are entitled to access this procedure legally and safely. What right do doctors have to judge?'

But he added: 'We still have this anachronistic legislation which that says women cannot take control of their bodies and can only have abortions with two signatures from doctors.'

I think I will start up a petition at the Downing Street site...

1 comment:

james higham said...

Careful about putting anythng on tht downing Street site. They are amassing the names and will deal with you after 2010.