Nine out of 10 women say doctors must see abortion patients before giving green light – poll

September 27, 2020

first_imgThe Telegraph 11 March 2014Women overwhelmingly oppose moves to allow doctors to approve abortions without seeing patients face-to-face, new polling shows.Only one in 20 people disagree with the statement that pregnant women requesting a termination should “always” be seen by a qualified doctor before being given the go-ahead. The polling also highlighted widespread fears that women’s health could be put at risk if the requirement to see a doctor is watered down. It follows the publication of new draft Government guidelines for private abortion clinics which state explicitly that it is “not a legal requirement” for doctors approving abortions to see the women concerned first. Although both men and women agree that patients requesting an abortion should be seen by a doctor, the view is held even more strongly by women than men, the survey suggests.last_img

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