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Conscientious objection to referrals for abortion: pragmatic solution or threat to women’s rights?

  • Eva M Kibsgaard Nordberg1,
  • Helge Skirbekk2, 3 and
  • Morten Magelssen1Email author
BMC Medical Ethics201415:15

Received: 8 October 2013

Accepted: 19 February 2014

Published: 26 February 2014

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Original Submission
8 Oct 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
14 Nov 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ros Kane
19 Jan 2014 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Christina Zampas
7 Feb 2014 Author responded Author comments - Morten Magelssen
Resubmission - Version 2
7 Feb 2014 Submitted Manuscript version 2
19 Feb 2014 Editorially accepted
26 Feb 2014 Article published 10.1186/1472-6939-15-15

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Authors’ Affiliations

Centre for Medical Ethics, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Norwegian Advisory Unit for Learning and Mastery in Health, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
Department of Behavioural Sciences in Medicine, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway