Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1995 5(1-2).
11. (1) Subject to subsection (4), no person shall be
under any duty to participate in any treatment of a patient for the
termination of a pregnancy to which he has a conscientious objection.
(2) In any legal proceedings the burden of proof of conscientious
objection shall lie on the person claiming such objection.
(3) The burden of proof referred to in subsection (2) may be discharged
by any person by a statement on oath or affirmation to the effect that he
has a conscientious objection to participate in any treatment authorised by
(4) Nothing in subsection (1) shall affect the duty of a person to
participate in any treatment for the termination of a pregnancy that is
immediately necessary to save the life of a pregnant woman or to prevent
grave permanent injury to her physical or mental health.
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