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Dutch investigation launched into abortion clinics

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7033.727b (Published 23 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:727
  1. Tony Sheldon

    Dutch health inspectors are to investigate the country's abortion clinics to ensure that they are complying with the 1981 law, which requires doctors to be satisfied that women face an “emergency situation.”

    Health minister Professor Els Borst-Eilers announced the investigation in an attempt to stem fears that abortions are carried out too casually. The Netherlands boasts the lowest abortion rates in …

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