Women’s groups urge Scotland to scrap two doctors abortion rule

Devolution of abortion law to Holyrood offers opportunity to develop a distinct approach, campaigners say

by Libby Brooks, Scotland correspondent, The Guardian
Monday 12 December 2016

The Scottish government should scrap the legal requirement for two doctors to approve a termination, effectively decriminalising the procedure, and consider regulating abortion drugs for use by women in their own homes, according to a report by a coalition of women’s rights organisations.

With abortion law devolved to Holyrood as part of the Scotland Act 2016, the report argues that the SNP government must now “be bold in creating a distinctive approach” by removing it from criminal statute and regulating it like any other healthcare procedure.

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Source: The Guardian