Doctors' right to refuse to perform abortions

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6968.1582a (Published 10 December 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1582

Law doesn't include GPs and junior doctors

  1. Dennis Cox, Clinical teacher
  1. Unit of General Practice, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge CB2 2QQ.

    EDITOR,—C G B Simpson believes that doctors' right to refuse to perform abortions should be curtailed.1 2 This right is enshrined in section 4 (pargraph 1) of the Abortion Act 1967. Although this section says that no person need participate in an abortion if he or she has a conscientious objection, the House of Lords ruled that …

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