Abortion

ABORTION

Abortion

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society supports that abortions should only be performed by licensed physicians; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society supports decision-making processes concerning abortion include solely the physician and patient; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society supports a physician’s responsibility to provide patients complete information about abortion and alternatives to abortion or referral to a physician who will provide such information; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society supports physicians not being required to perform or assist in an abortion if their personal beliefs conflict with the interruption of a pregnancy by such means, and be it further

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society supports physicians not being required to notify the parent/guardian of a minor patient, without the minor patient’s consent, of a minor patient’s pregnancy or performance of any procedure to interrupt such a pregnancy; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society supports funding for abortions for the indigent.

(Resolution 3-1972, adopted 5/23/72)(revised, Report D-1986, Item 1, adopted 5/3/86)(amended, Report OO-1997, Item 35, adopted 11/16/97)
(revised, Report L-1-2004, Item 2, adopted 11/14/2004)

(revised, Report I-2009, Item 3-7, adopted 11/01/2009) (reaffirmed, Reaffirmation Report-2014, Item 46, adopted 10/25/2014)
(reaffirmed, NCMS Board Report-2019, Item 1, 2-37, adopted 7/26/2019)

 
 

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