'Conscientious objection': when doctors' beliefs are a barrier to abortion

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As a report highlights the ruinous impact of denying abortion, two medics offer opposing views on the role of personal belief

A rise in the number of healthcare providers who refuse to provide abortion services based on their personal beliefs is having a devastating impact on women and girls around the world, a new study has claimed.

Over the past two decades, at least 30 countries – including, most recently, Ireland, Chile and Argentina – have taken steps to improve access to abortion through legislative changes.

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