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Abortion law in the UK

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Abortion law in Uk. Complete Information on abortion law UK.

Under UK law woman has the right to an abortion as long as the abortion is carried out in the first 24 weeks of pregnancy and as long as certain criteria are met as stated in “The Abortion Act 1967” which covers the UK mainland (England Scotland and Wales) but not Northern Ireland.

An abortion may be necessary for many reasons, many of which are personal to the individual(s) involved. Some of the common reasons are:

- The pregnancy is a result of a method of birth control failure.

- The continuance of the pregnancy could be of a greater risk to the mother than that of a  termination (abortion) due to either physical or mental health issues

 - The risk that if the child were to be born it would suffer from some form of either mental or physical abnormalities as such to be seriously challenged. Note: such defects often are not detected until tests are carried out in the third trimester.

- The personal circumstances, the inability to care for a child through economical reasons.

- The pregnancy being the result of some form of illegal act i.e. rape

Before an abortion can proceed, two doctors must ensure that all the criteria are met as stated in the abortions act.

Abortion law in the UK: an abortion after 24 weeks of pregnancy is permitted when

- The continuance of the pregnancy could be of a greater risk to the mother than that of a termination (abortion) due to either physical or mental health issues.

- The risk that if the child were to be born it would suffer from some form of either mental or physical abnormalities as such to be seriously challenged. Note such defects often are not detected until tests are carried out in the third trimester.

Abortion law in the UK: an abortion must

          - Have the agreement of two doctors.

          - It must be performed by a doctor.

          - Should be performed in a hospital or clinic authorized by the UK government.

Abortion law in the UK: conscientious objection to participation in treatment

A conscientious objector is under no obligation to participate in any treatment authorised under the “The Abortion Act 1967” to which he/she has a conscientious objection. Abortion law says that:

A Conscientious objectors should treat a woman seeking an abortion with the utmost dignity and respect and immediately refer her to another health care provider. They are, however, not required by law to do so. Conscientious objectors are only 10% of doctors.


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