Pro-choicer: Fewer British doctors want to do abortions

Pro-Abortion author Judith Orr says that fewer British doctors want to be trained to do abortions:

“There is worrying evidence that a growing number of younger doctors are refusing to take part in abortions. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists stated almost 10 years ago that it was aware of a “slow but growing problem of trainees opting out of training in the termination of pregnancy and is therefore concerned about the abortion service of the future.” This may be caused by the stigma that still surrounds abortion, meaning it is not a prestigious specialty. It may also be a result, as abortion care provider Dr. Tracey Masters indicates, of the separation and “exceptionalising” of abortion from other aspects of women’s healthcare. But it may also reflect that abortion is not as appreciated as a vital life-saving health provision….”

Judith Orr Abortion Wars: The Fight for Reproductive Rights (Bristol, UK: Policy Press, 2017) 35 – 36

Quote from the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists is from: Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (RCOG) (2007)

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Author: TA Smith

Sarah Terzo is a pro-life writer and blogger. She is on the board of The Consistent Life Network and PLAGAL +

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