A Melbourne doctor may be stripped of his medical licence after he refused to give a couple an abortion because they only wanted to have a boy.
The Medical Board of Australia and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) have investigated Sunshine general practitioner, Dr Mark Hobart, 55, for five months.
Dr Hobart, who has practised for 27 years, has been investigated by the board under the Abortion Law Reform Act 2008 for failing to refer a female patient seeking treatment and advice on abortion to a non-objecting practitioner, for demonstrating a disregard for his obligations as a medical practitioner and for disregarding patient rights.
The Victorian ‘health officials’ now pretending to be protective of life wanted someone – anyone – to disembowel and decapitate an unborn girl eight years ago. The moral calibre of Mark Hobart’s detractors can be judged by their sick agitprop at the time:
The GP, Catholic pro-life doctor Mark Hobart, does not want to refer women who want abortions to another doctor, which he is required to do under the law.
He recently refused to give a referral to a couple that wanted to abort a 19-week fetus on sex selection grounds, and is under investigation by the Medical Board…
Dr Sally Cockburn, a GP also known as Dr Feelgood, said she was against abortion on sex selection grounds for gender reasons alone.
But she said that in some instances it “may be in the best interests of the patient’s health and well-being”.
Dr Cockburn, who is also a former chairman of Family Planning Victoria and a patron of Marie Stopes International Australia, said it was important to balance a doctor’s rights with a patient’s rights.