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BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 18 January 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:165

Abortions limited arbitrarily: A report by the Abortion Law Reform Association claims that health authorities in England and Wales set arbitrary restrictions to limit the number of abortions funded by the NHS. A survey of 108 district health authorities found that a combination of moral judgment and informal means testing was used to limit the number of abortions. …

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