Medical Council group considered omitting abortion paragraph

By Catherine Reilly | November 14, 2019

The Medical Council’s ethics working group considered entirely deleting the section on ‘termination of pregnancy’ (ToP) from the ethical guide for doctors, according to a consultation synopsis document obtained by the Medical Independent. The ethical guide would still have carried relevant guidance, such as on facilitating access to treatment and conscientious objection,…

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