Backed by pow­er­ful unions

Scottish Daily Mail - - TERROR ON THE TUBE -

TWO of the coun­try’s most pow­er­ful med­i­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions have al­ready come out in favour of de­crim­i­nal­is­ing abor­tions.

The Bri­tish Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion, which rep­re­sents two thirds of the UK’s 280,000 doc­tors, voted for the law change at its an­nual meet­ing in June.

Dr John Chisholm, of the union’s ethics com­mit­tee, said it ‘should be treated as a med­i­cal is­sue’ not a crime. In May 2016 the Royal Col­lege of Mid­wives said it backed de­crim­i­nal­i­sa­tion fol­low­ing a uni­lat­eral de­ci­sion by its head, Pro­fes­sor Cathy War­wick.

At the time she was chair­man of the coun­try’s largest abor­tion provider, the Bri­tish Preg­nancy Ad­vi­sory Ser­vice, though she has since stood down.

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