Doctors For Choice U.K. Communications Officer Discusses Abortion As Political Issue

BMJ Opinion: In light of the wider attacks on reproductive rights worldwide, Hunt’s views cannot be ignored
Sonia Adesara, communications officer for Doctors for Choice U.K., GP trainee, and current National Medical Director’s clinical fellow, discusses abortion as a political issue. She writes, “Jeremy Hunt, who is one of the candidates to be our next prime minister [in the U.K.], publicly stated that he is in favor of restricting women’s access to abortion. … Playing political football with women’s rights is nothing new, but given the global attacks on reproductive rights, it is deeply concerning. As clinicians, we have a duty to speak out when politicians advocate policies that are detrimental to women’s rights, health, and wellbeing” (6/14).

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