Sadly some of the medical profession feel that their own moral conviction should be enforced on the patients and refuse access to this treatment. Others feel that the NHS should not carry the cost of this service, but the majority of us do allow the mother to own her decision and retain some dignity. Hence, in the majority of cases, abortion is already available at request.
Frank Dobson's efforts to streamline the process for women are common sense and show he has a depth of understanding of both the doctor's roles and the mother's dilemma.
Dr KIERAN McCORMACK
London W6Reuse content