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BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 30 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2785

Scottish doctors can refuse role in abortions: Conscientious objectors to abortion can refuse to delegate, supervise, or support staff carrying out terminations, as well as refusing to perform terminations themselves, three appeal judges in Scotland have ruled. The judges at the Court of Session Inner House (Scotland’s court for civil appeals) ruled in favour of two Catholic midwives in a judgment that also applies to doctors.

Inequality in breast cancer diagnosis costs lives: If breast cancer in women living in England’s poor areas was diagnosed at the same stage as that in …

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