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I was highly disappointed by the reporter bias in this article. From the stereotyped picture chosen to illustrate it through to the unnecessarily emotive language used it was an unbalanced article on a contentious subject. The author appears to assume we all share the same view as her, but in a journal such as the BMJ this is a fallacy as the readership will include pro-choice, agnostic and anti-abortion view holders.
This is by no means a black and white subject for all doctors and to use such words as "draconian", and "liberalised" (the tone being patronising towards NI and an arrogant presumption that our - England, Scotland, Wales- legislation is necessarily enlightened) was an abuse of the position of legal correspondent. This was not news, this was opinion and should have been presented as such.