Monday, July 14, 2008

Doctors vote against ‘pro-life register’ | The Christian Institute

re: "A national doctors’ conference has rejected a proposal to force GPs to make their views on abortion known to patients. /The plan could have forced doctors with conscientious objections to abortion to publicise their views, so that women seeking terminations would be unlikely to see them. /Leading pro-abortion campaigner Dr Evan Harris MP tabled the motion at the conference of the British Medical Association. /However, delegates at the conference voted against his proposals. /It is thought that around one in five doctors will not sign abortion referral forms. One Christian doctor, Tammie Downes, was recently cleared of any wrong-doing, after accusations were made that she had broken guidelines by discussing alternative options with women seeking abortion. /Recent research by the Christian Medical Fellowship suggests that in countries where the law requires women seeking terminations to have counselling or a ‘cooling-off’ period, the abortion rate is significantly lower than countries where it is available ‘on demand’."...

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