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Reflection is protection in abortion care—an essay by Sandy Goldbeck-Wood

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j5275 (Published 20 November 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5275

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Re: Reflection is protection in abortion care—an essay by Sandy Goldbeck-Wood

I was shocked and deeply disturbed at the content of this article, and the description of how a vulnerable fetus was brutalised. I was surprised at the one-sided slant of your articles in this issue of the BMJ, where I usually would expect a more balanced view. The arguments presented were strongly pro-choice, inferring a moral superiority over the passionate perspective of those of us in the 'pro-life' camp. Surely there is space for the voice of doctors who do have strong convictions about protecting the life of the unborn? We are not a small group.

Competing interests: No competing interests

01 December 2017
Faye E Hinsley
GP
Kent, UK