Certifying consultant comes out in support of abortion rights
Tuesday, 4 July, 2017
A certifying consultant, Dr Helen Paterson, has told the Abortion Supervisory Committee she now supports abortion rights, the Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand says.
Dr Paterson’s disclosure challenges s 30(5) of the Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion Act 1977, which directs the Abortion Supervisory Committee not to appoint certifying consultants who believe abortion should be a matter between a patient and their doctor.
ALRANZ National President Terry Bellamak says Dr Paterson is now a member of ALRANZ.
Continued at source: Voxy: http://www.voxy.co.nz/health/5/287045