Published by: CMF (2016)
Author: Philippa Taylor
Doctors are often one of the first sources of information and advice for women with an unplanned pregnancy, and they have a unique responsibility for determining whether abortion requests fulfil statutory grounds.
Many CMF members have requested information, help and advice when dealing with abortion requests or when helping women with an unplanned pregnancy in their decision-making.
This booklet sets out questions and areas of concern raised by our members with regards to abortion. In response, it provides detailed information on the legal and professional duties and rights of doctors. Issues range from informed consent, conscientious objection and referrals, to handling conflict and alternative options, while ensuring that patient care remains the primary concern.
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