Views & Reviews From the frontline

A time of change in abortion

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39426.497813.59 (Published 13 December 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:1266
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
  1. destwo{at}yahoo.co.uk

    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 …

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