UK: Abortion should not be crime, says doctors’ union

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Abortion should not be crime, says doctors' union

By Nick Triggle Health correspondent
27 June 2017

Doctors have backed decriminalising abortion, as momentum gathers to overhaul the 1967 Abortion Act.

Currently women in England and Wales have to prove to a doctor that carrying on with the pregnancy is detrimental to health or wellbeing to get permission for a termination.

Without permission, abortion is a criminal offence. But medics at the British Medical Association's annual conference voted to scrap that rule.

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