Abortion - 1973

Annual General Meeting, October 1973.

'That the administrators of public hospitals should seek to avoid a situation where women requesting a termination of pregnancy are interviewed by doctors who are opposed to termination of pregnancy on moral or religious grounds or who believe that termination should only be permitted in cases of extreme emergency. We are of the view that women should be entitled to have their request considered free of any moral prejudice in the doctor. Equally, any member of the staff of a hospital, either nurse or doctor, who is opposed to assisting in a termination of pregnancy should be free of any form of compulsion to assist in a termination against that person's preference or will.'