Should medical staff be able to opt out on grounds of conscience?
Paul Tully of pro-life group SPUC, journalist Pennie Taylor and lawyer Donald MacKinnon joined Scotland Tonight.
As two Catholic midwives celebrate their court victory over the right to opt out of abortion procedures, Scotland Tonight looked at the issue of conscientious objection.
Appeal judges at the Court of Session ruled that Mary Doogan and Concepta Wood could refuse to delegate, supervise or support staff looking after women who were undergoing terminations.
A previous court had decided their right to object only extended to direct involvement in medical abortions.
Is it right for medical staff to opt out of their professional duties? And how will the health service deal with the implications of this judgment?
Joining the discussion were Paul Tully of the pro-life group SPUC, health journalist Pennie Taylor and employment lawyer Donald MacKinnon.
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