The B M A in voting for the decriminalisation of abortion, are seeking to protect doctors from prosecution as most abortions today would not stand up to legal scrutiny.
 
The M E A,  in its conference at the Royal Society of Medicine, answered the question, "Mental Health Reasons for Abortions - Are there any?"  in the negative.
 
No recognised mental health enquiries are carried out, and no psychological records kept. Citing mental health reasons is bogus and little more than a tick box exercise.
 
Many doctors will be considering whether the B M A  represents their position. I, for one have resigned.
 
Dr Anthony Cole
 
Chairman M E A