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Government drops plans to review the way women who are considering abortion are counselled

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7406 (Published 01 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7406
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

The Department of Health for England has dropped plans to consult on changing the way women who are considering an abortion are counselled, which could have included sending them to an independent advice centre or GP.

Health minister Anna Soubry said during a parliamentary debate that consulting would be an “otiose exercise,” since the government had no …

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