Currently, a woman has to obtain the signatures of 2 doctors before she is permitted to have an abortion. This is suggesting that a woman cannot possibly be capable of making an informed decision on abortion. A women should be able to have an abortion with the consent of 1 doctor only.

Why is this idea important?

People seem to forget that no method of contraception is 100% effective. Even when you are incredibly careful and use hormonal contraceptives alongside barrier contraceptives, pregnancy can still occur. Abortion is a hard enough decision to make as it is, having to obtain 2 doctor's signatures drags on the process and can increase distress.

 

This is a stance supported by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the British Medical Association.

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