What is the role of the doctor in an abortion?


The decision to have an abortion ultimately comes down to a woman’s decision not to continue with a pregnancy, as with other decisions a woman makes about her own healthcare.  The role a doctor plays in relation to abortion is similar to the role that they play in other healthcare services: providing accurate and unbiased advice, services and/or referrals (in this case, in relation to pregnancy options and methods for termination).