What would be the reason for refusing iv heard tales about people breaking down in the consultation and the nurse not allow it to go ahead that day because the person is classed as emotional unstable and not made a real decision.
"That the pregnancy has not exceeded its twenty-fourth week and that the continuance of the pregnancy would involve risk, greater than if the pregnancy were terminated, of injury to the physical or mental health of the pregnant woman or any existing children of her family"
Most non medical terminations in the uk will be granted under this section, as continuing an unwanted pregnancy can be deemed a risk to the mental health of the woman, or her family.
Women don't actually have the right to abortion on demand in UK. There's an exemption in the abortion act that allows women to have an abortion if it impacts their mental health. The exemption requires two signatures. It's unlikely for women to be refused and a doctor who has a religious exemption should immediately send you to another doctor. But, legally, the doctors decide. Not the patient:
Of course they can. My friend got pregnant and her other half didnt want the baby, saying it was him or the baby, emotionally forced her into it. The doctor refused to allow it because he could see he was bullying her into it and it wasnt what she wanted. They havent got an obligation to allow it