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 cut by letting more junior staff oversee 'medical abortions' - drugs that induce a miscarriage - or simple surgery such as the vacuum procedure, says the Family Planning Association. Under current law, only doctors can perform a termination. But the FPA chief...
I'm not going to get into an abortion debate, and that was not the purpose of this thread.
Well, since the topic is about nurses being set to perform abortions in England, it is likely to stir up some strong emotional responses (since this procedure kills the developing fetus). I find it a sad state of affairs that so many people are so excepting of this barbaric procedure. But as you have said, it is allowed by our laws..... But some of us are not happy about this turn of events that have come into play in the last 40 years or so concerning abortion....... :stone
Last edit by Jaaaman on Apr 27, '04