Letters Refusing to perform abortions

The doctor’s right not to perform abortion: don’t forget the patient

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g39 (Published 06 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g39
  1. David S Lawrence, academic foundation doctor1
  1. 1Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton BN2 5BE, UK
  1. davidlawrence{at}doctors.org.uk

This article presents a well formed discussion on the importance of the doctor’s right to conscientiously object.1 The author demonstrates integrity and a commitment to his or her personal views.

An important omission from this argument, however, is the patient. There is no …

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