Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:

Editor's Choice

End criminal sanctions for abortion

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 23 November 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5409

Rapid Response:

Legal dangers

There is a significant danger that if abortion is de-criminalised, it will be seen to be a legal right. If this is the case, conscientious objection will need greater protection, as it is a basic human right.

Competing interests: No competing interests

04 December 2017
anne williams
GP Principal