Abortion pill is now also available with doctor

Abortion pill is now also available with doctor

Women who are pregnant are able to in the sequel also by general practitioners to an early pregnancy to abort.

The doctor uses for these so-called overtijdbehandeling, that he only the first sixteen days of the pregnancy are allowed to perform the abortion pill.

Minister Edith Schippers of public Health found longer that of general practitioners the procedure were allowed to run, but the inspectorate thought otherwise. So far only abortion clinics and hospitals in the surgery to perform the inspection. The minister now wants to put an end to all uncertainty, and fits the fits the abortuswet to general practitioners unless an authorisation, made to the cabinet on Friday known.

Schippers wants, as women the opportunity to give to the important decision in the familiar consulting room of the doctor. The minister does not think that they are the threshold decreases, and hopes to understand that this is less likely to result in an abortion.


Not every doctor will get just a permit. He must in this respect be trained, to work with clinics and hospitals to be held accountable.

The small christian parties in the Second Chamber are not to speak about the decision. According to SGP leader Kees van der Staaij does the measure “drempelverlagend”. “To protect unborn life!”, he says on Twitter. Carla Dik-Faber of the british national y speaks of a “shocking verkiezingsstunt” of the VVD.

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