Health professionals' rights at risk when Parliament debates Domestic Abuse Bill

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Today (Monday 6 July) Parliament will consider proposed amendments to the Domestic Abuse Bill. One of the proposed amendments—New Clause 29 (NC 29)—has the potential to eradicate the statutory right of health professionals to opt out of participating in abortion up to 24 weeks, a right that has existed in this country for over 50 years.
Original languageEnglish
TypeWeb blog
PublisherBMJ Publishing Group
Number of pages5
Place of PublicationLondon
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameBMJ (Online)
PublisherBMJ Publishing Group
ISSN (Print)0959-8138


  • conscience
  • conscientious objection
  • healthcare
  • abortion
  • Abortion Act 1967
  • decriminalisation
  • domestic abuse
  • Parliament

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