The Legitimacy of Abortion and Problematical Issues in Criminal Cases against Doctors


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The Legitimacy of Abortion and Problematical Issues in Criminal Cases against Doctors


24-04-2008

Such kind of operations is put into practice if there is woman’s agreement. If the woman is under age then the agreement of her representatives is demanded, in particular parents or tutors.

When it comes down to practice, the doctor and the patient are tête-à-tête. And when we talk about abusing doctor’s position during woman’s pregnancy, if a prospective mother is doubt in doctor’s conclusions concerning state of child’s health, there is no need to give an agreement for abortion right away.

It is necessary to have two or tree consultations more in other clinics without mentioning previous medical examination and its results.

Because if the case will be in court and it will be necessary to prove, that the child could survive, that it was healthy, - in our circumstances it will be extremely difficult. Why? Just because such cases demand special medical knowledge and an expert examination, and this medical examination is dine by the same doctors, and we have doctors’ solidarity – it is everywhere in the world and we are not an exception.

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