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Lachlan de Crespigny contributed in a major way to the conceptualisation, design, administration of surveys, analysis and writing up of this paper. He asked for his name to be removed as an author after submission because of a series of complaints against him which were current at that time but which were later shown to be unfounded. He received legal advice that this paper might compromise his case. He was cleared of any wrong doing and his name should now appear as an author on this manuscript. There are no other authors.
This whole affair represented the failure and improbability of practical ethics. In my experience and with a detailed knowledge, Lach de Crespigny is the most thoughtful, conscientious and ethical clinician I have met and had the privilege to work with. He has a passion for ethics and this paper is an illustration of his search for deeper understanding and his care for pregnant women.