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    Comment on 'The policing of abortion services in England': author's response

    I write in response to Dr Phillips' letter to the editor[1] that comments on my article[2] in the April 2013 issue of this Journal.

    Despite any criticism of the system regulating abortion from a health care and patient safety point of view, of course clinicians must conduct themselves in accordance with case law, primary legislation, secondary legislation, Department of Health directives and guidance from their...

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    Comment on 'The policing of abortion services in England'

    I was deeply saddened to read the opinions of Dr Rowlands in his article entitled 'The policing of abortion services in England' in the April 2013 issue of the Journal.[1] Although the argument is clear that the requirement for two signatures on the HSA1 form is burdensome, and is not seen as necessary by everyone, the article seems to miss a key point. An overriding ethical duty for any clinician is truth telling, with...

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