United Kingdom doctors’ union calls for change in abortion law

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United Kingdom doctors' union calls for change in abortion law
Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by Jared Roy
British Medical Association Votes to Decriminalise Abortion After 24 Weeks

Hundreds of doctors at the BMA's annual conference voted Tuesday to back changing the law.

A motion by the City and Hackney division called on the BMA to adopt a policy of total decriminalisation of abortion in the United Kingdom, as was done successfully by Canada in 1988.

The current law states that a woman can abort her baby up to 24 weeks as long as two doctors agree that continuing the pregnancy is harmful for her or the unborn child. There is no time limit for high-risk cases.

The decision was met with anger by anti-abortion groups, which accused doctors of furthering an "extremist agenda".

Continued at source: Leicester Post: http://leicesterpost.com/2017/06/28/united-kingdom-doctors-union-calls-for-change-in-abortion/