UK: Doctors back decriminalisation of abortion

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Doctors back decriminalisation of abortion
27 June 2017

Doctors have backed calls for the decriminalisation of abortion – supporting the removal of criminal sanctions associated with the procedure.

The move, which was voted for by doctors’ representatives at the BMA annual representative meeting comes 50 years after the enactment of the Abortion Act.

The policy does not call for an absence of regulation and limits could still be set, but they would be subject to professional and regulatory, rather than criminal, sanctions.

Continued at source: BMA: https://www.bma.org.uk/news/2017/june/doctors-back-decriminalisation-of-abortion