U.K. DOCTORS COULD LOSE RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE ON ABORTION
From mailonline: "Doctors could lose their right to refuse to arrange abortions under proposals to be debated next month.
They would be compelled to send any woman requesting the procedure to an abortion clinic.
The growing number of doctors who have moral objections to abortion - 25 per cent refuse to sign consent forms for it - are furious with the proposal.
Some are considering legal action if, as expected, the move is ratified by the British Medical Association's policy-making body in July.
Roman Catholic doctors are particularly opposed to the move, saying it will make them complicit in something they believe is evil, but doctors of other faiths and no faith have also condemned it.
Dr Tony Cole, of the Catholic Medical Association, said: 'This would spell the death of the rights of conscience. This takes away the right of conscience already guaranteed by statute. This is open to legal challenge.'
Dr Majid Khatme, of the Islamic Medical Association, said Muslim doctors were 'very unhappy' about the scheme.
He said: 'You cannot force me, as a doctor, to do things against my conscience. Something very dangerous is going on.'"