Nurses set to perform abortions - UK - page 3

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Nurses should be allowed to carry out abortions to speed up the process and defuse growing controversy over terminations late in pregnancy, according to family planning chiefs. Waiting times to end a pregnancy could be... Read More


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    Does this mean that UK nurses are required to participate in abortions? What if a particular nurse had personal convictions against it?
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    Quote from KMSRN
    Pro-choice is a euphemism for pro-abortion. No one gets riled over a "choice", the emotional issue is abortion. If you believe that it is the killing of innocent life, there is no choice. If you don't, then you are free to "choose" a medical procedure. In this country abortion is legal, and if you wish to support it that is your right and privilege but don't insult my intelligence with word games. All those people on the Mall yesterday weren't supporting life.
    OK then consider me pro-legal-abortion. That moniker fits me as much as anti-choice or anti-legal-abortion does for pro-lifers and I have no trouble wearing it. Cause we all no pro-life is just a euphamism as well, or the fact that many pro-lifers support the death penalty would make no sense.
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    Quote from fergus51
    OK then consider me pro-legal-abortion. That moniker fits me as much as anti-choice or anti-legal-abortion does for pro-lifers and I have no trouble wearing it. Cause we all no pro-life is just a euphamism as well, or the fact that many pro-lifers support the death penalty would make no sense.
    Well said Fergus!!!
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    Enough. Why get riled up over people's opinions that you can't change?
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    Please do not turn this topic into an abortion vs. prolife debate. I posted this news story for informational purposes, it was not intended for people to start throwing flames and degrading this discussion into an abortion debate.

    Please discuss the news topic without the never ending argument of prolife vs. abortion. Otherwise the topic will be closed.
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    No opinion on PRO life vs choice... just a thought about a push for nurse to perform abortions in the UK....
    Wondering why noboby asked the question "Why suddenly does the UK want to allow nurses to perform abortions?" I have found that most of the OB/GYNs I have known LIKE babies and being a part of the birthing process (less insurance BS). Most people go to medical school to try an make people healthier (except pathologists who are geeks). I guess that's why someone who gets an abortion usually has to go to some planned parent funky clinic. Again, I do not want to jump into a debate but it is stange to spend half your life in school and end up performing abortions. Maybe that's why there is a push for nurses to perform this type of procedure. Oh well, maybe it's $$$ related.
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    Quote from TMnurse
    No opinion on PRO life vs choice... just a thought about a push for nurse to perform abortions in the UK....
    Wondering why noboby asked the question "Why suddenly does the UK want to allow nurses to perform abortions?" I have found that most of the OB/GYNs I have known LIKE babies and being a part of the birthing process (less insurance BS). Most people go to medical school to try an make people healthier (except pathologists who are geeks). I guess that's why someone who gets an abortion usually has to go to some planned parent funky clinic. Again, I do not want to jump into a debate but it is stange to spend half your life in school and end up performing abortions. Maybe that's why there is a push for nurses to perform this type of procedure. Oh well, maybe it's $$$ related.
    I think there is a push to expand nurses' role in the UK mainly because they are midwives, so they already do more than OB RNs here and because it will help decrease waiting times for women. Some of us spent a lot of time in school and are passionate about providing women with healthcare and just consider this one part of it. It's because we believe in being a patient advocate, not because we're wierd.
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    I think there is a push to expand nurses' role in the UK mainly because they are midwives, so they already do more than OB RNs here and because it will help decrease waiting times for women. Some of us spent a lot of time in school and are passionate about providing women with healthcare and just consider this one part of it. It's because we believe in being a patient advocate, not because we're wierd.
    Well said, Fegus51. Contraception and abortion services are part of the spectrum of women's healthcare.
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    The UK nurses Code of Professional Conduct requires only that a practitioner should report, "at the earliest possible time, any conscientious objection that may be relevant to your professional practice." There is no compulsion to participate.


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