This Leading Pregnancy Doctor Says Abortion Shouldn't Be Considered Controversial
Professor Wendy Savage made the comments after members of the Royal College of Gynaecologists voted in favour of relaxing current abortion laws.
Posted on September 27, 2017
Laura Silver, BuzzFeed News Reporter
A leading pregnancy doctor has dismissed claims that the decriminalisation of abortion in England and Wales would lead to a "free for all", after members of the Royal College of Gynaecologists voted in favour of relaxing current abortion laws.
According to the Abortion Act 1967, women who choose to terminate a pregnancy can be punished by life in prison unless the procedure is obtained in highly specific clinical settings. RCOG joins the British Medical Association and the Royal College of Midwifes in formally supporting removal of criminal sanctions around abortion in England and Wales.