A time of change in abortionBMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39426.497813.59 (Published 13 December 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:1266
- Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
I am a middle class, left wing cliché, and therefore a mass of contradictions. But I am only human. Currently, hostile pressure groups spit at each other over the radio, debating changes to abortion legislation. As a young man I was strongly pro-choice, with black and white opinions. But my opinions have been battered by the weather of time, and only grey uncertainty remains.
Like many doctors I have been directly involved with abortion: I have assisted in the labour suite and in theatre, and in the …