Letters Abortion in Italy

Council of Europe dismisses claim that abortion in Italy is harder because more doctors are objecting

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4327 (Published 05 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4327

This article has a correction. Please see:

  1. Carlo Petrini, head, bioethics unit
  1. Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Italian National Institute of Health), Via Giano della Bella 34, I-00162 Rome, Italy
  1. carlo.petrini{at}iss.it

Day’s news article says, “Italy’s women are finding it harder to get abortions as number of pro-choice doctors fall.”1 I contested this claim in a rapid response on the basis of the most recent report to parliament on law 194/78.2 3 4 The resolution adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council …

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