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