Referral rules for conscientious objectors a serious flaw in abortion reforms, doctors warn

AMA WA 'largely supports' proposed reforms, but has some concerns.
Sarah Simpkins
WA Minister for Health Amber-Jade Sanderson.

Requiring conscientious objectors to abortion to write referrals to abortion providers would exacerbate delays and “cross a line in terms of doctors’ autonomy”, AMA WA says.  

WA is preparing to update abortion legislation for the first time in 25 years, after Minister for Health Amber-Jade Sanderson declared the current system “not fit for purpose”.