Being barred from work has robbed me, says anti-abortion doctor

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Being barred from work has robbed me, says anti-abortion doctor

As he faces hearing over his religious views, he says he should’ve been allowed to do community service two years ago

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Jacques de Vos, the doctor who has been hauled into a disciplinary hearing by the Health Professions Council of SA for his view on abortion, says being unable to practise medicine for two years has robbed him of an opportunity to serve his patients efficiently as his health continues to deteriorate.

The 32-year-old, who is facing four counts of unprofessional conduct following his 2016 utterances to a patient that a foetus is a human being and that abortion amounts to murder of an unborn baby, described the delay as a “difficult time for me”.

“It’s been a difficult time knowing that this has been hanging over my head ... not getting to conclusion. It’s been financially difficult because I couldn’t work as a doctor for two years,” he said...

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