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Abortion issue goes to US courts

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6986.1025a (Published 22 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1025

Right to life groups and their lawyers have unsheathed a new weapon against doctors who carry out abortions in the US. Over the past 10 years increasing numbers of malpractice lawsuits have been filed, with 86 verdicts reached so far. Life Dynamics is a non-profit educational organisation based in Denton, Texas, which produces material for personal injury lawyers and is involved in 80 cases.

The founder of the organisation, Mr Mark Crutcher, said that it had mustered 642 lawyers and 500 doctors in its abortion malpractice programme. In an antiabortion manual …

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