GP sued over termination despite gaining consent

A woman requests a termination, but declines her GP's referral for psychological help, she has the procedure and later sues the GP

A 42-year-old mother-of-two was referred by her rural GP to a city clinic requesting a termination of pregnancy.

Woman, depression

She was assessed by the attending GP, whose notes included the following record: “Unplanned pregnancy — contraception failed — condoms. Has two children, three and five years + two [terminations].  Partner works away, FIFO (Fly in, fly out). Financial problems and stress. Would not be able to manage with three children. Clearly distressed about the pregnancy. PH of severe morning sickness and depression. Partner is