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Editorial note on ‘Abortion and regret’
  1. Kenneth Boyd
  1. Correspondence to Professor Kenneth Boyd, Biomedical Teaching Organisation, Edinburgh University, Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK; K.Boyd{at}

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The moral permissibility of abortion is an emotionally charged issue. That it should engage the heart as well as the head is entirely appropriate, since matters of life and death are at stake. But it is no less appropriate that the moral status, rights, and duties …

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