Women considering abortion are being dissuaded by supposedly objective counselling groups
Cathy O’Leary, Medical Editor
Monday, 18 September 2017
The WA Government is reviewing its advice on abortions amid claims some counselling services claiming to be objective are actually trying to talk women out of terminations.
WA Labor is also considering banning protests near clinics to prevent pro-life groups harassing or pressuring women considering an abortion.
Health Minister Roger Cook said the Women and Newborn Health Service was using an expert clinical advisory group to ensure it was providing evidence-based, accurate information about terminations.