Can my doctor refuse me an abortion? Is a common question and often frightens women who need to ask for professional medical help.
Your doctor can not refuse you an abortion but they can refuse to personally help you if they are against abortions.
If your doctor does refuse to help you, they have a professional duty to refer you onto another doctor who will help.
The General Medical Council’s Duties of a Doctor says that doctors must make sure that their “personal beliefs do not prejudice patient care”.
If you are entitled to NHS care, you’re GP or family planning clinic can refer you for a free termination on the NHS.