Criticism of US fetal pain study escalatesBMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7516.532-b (Published 08 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:532
- Norra MacReady
- Los Angeles
A study on fetal pain has raised questions about the way journals investigate potential conflicts of interest after it was exposed that one of the authors had worked for a pro-choice organisation and a second had ties to a clinic that offers abortions.
In the study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (2005;24: 947-54), five authors at the University of California, San Francisco, concluded that a fetus …