Removal of the Second Doctor’s Signature Requirement In Order to Procure an Abortion

The Abortion Act in the UK allows abortion under certain circumstances, which must be agreed on by two separate doctors.

In practice, abortion is provided on demand, and the second doctor's signature is superflous. It has created an unessecary beaurocratic part of the process and it serves no purpose. Removal of the requirement would bring an outdated act in line with modern practice.

Why is this idea important?

The Abortion Act in the UK allows abortion under certain circumstances, which must be agreed on by two separate doctors.

In practice, abortion is provided on demand, and the second doctor's signature is superflous. It has created an unessecary beaurocratic part of the process and it serves no purpose. Removal of the requirement would bring an outdated act in line with modern practice.