Beth Wilson: Health Service Providers and Conscientious Objection
Former Victorian health services commissioner, Beth Wilson AM, looks at why these choices about contraception and abortions are being removed from the hands of women – and question whether the days of ‘backyard’ abortions are really behind us.
In her Lunchbox/Soapbox address, she investigates where this type of so-called conscientious objection leaves women and how the removal of choice can impact women’s health.
Beth Wilson became Victoria’s Health Services Commissioner in 1997. She is a lawyer by training and has worked mainly in administrative law. Beth has had a long-standing interest in medico/legal and ethical issues.