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BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 14 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:66

Bush proposes insurance for the “unborn child”: Under the children's health insurance programme, the Bush administration has drafted a new policy that would allow American states to define “an unborn child” as a person and thus make it eligible for medical coverage. Critics say that the new policy is a backdoor effort to advance the administration's antiabortion …

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