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Italians fail to overturn restrictive reproduction law

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 16 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1405

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Re: Some more accuracy

I was troubled by this message, because in the cited article I made
two serious errors (concerning Italian politics) that were already spotted
and corrected. I apologize again for that.

As for the point of this latest response, I sometimes have to report
about surveys of modest scientific value, that for some reason are
important because they shed a bit of light on obscure matters, so I agree
that the study has limitations (in such cases I try to be as accurate and
clear as possible, of course within the space assigned, mostly devoted to
the real issue of the news article).

Still, I think nobody should be held responsible for not citing in
2005 data about 2006 (those you refer to).

Competing interests:
I am the author of the article

Competing interests: No competing interests

25 July 2007
Fabio Turone
Agency Zoe of scientific and medical Information, Milan, Italy