UK: Doctors call for abortion on demand as BMA votes to decriminalise terminations for first time ever

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Doctors call for abortion on demand as BMA votes to decriminalise terminations for first time ever

Henry Bodkin
27 June 2017

The UK’s largest doctors union has called for the complete decriminalisation of abortion and for women to have access to terminations on demand.

The British Medical Association (BMA) formally agreed on Tuesday to lobby the Government to abandon the current legal framework, which requires an expectant mother to convince two doctors an abortion is necessary to protect her long-term health.

Continued at source: The Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/27/abortion-should-decriminalised-say-doctors-back-call-law-change/