Q&A: Negotiating the abortion minefield

Dr Heather McNamee provides medical terminations at her GP clinic and helps inform GPs about becoming mifepristone prescribers. She spoke with Kate Aubusson about the stigma towards abortion within the profession, and her own trepidation about the procedure.

Q. Why do you think many GPs are reluctant to undertake medical terminations?

Doctors do feel they are sticking their neck out. People don't wan't to get their hands dirty.

We hear a lot about the supposed stigma from our communities, but primarily it's an attitude