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The no correlation argument: can the morality of conscientious objection be empirically supported? the Italian case

BMC Medical EthicsBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201718:64

Received: 9 May 2017

Accepted: 7 November 2017

Published: 21 November 2017

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Original Submission
9 May 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
27 May 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ans Luyben
6 Jul 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - John Appleby
25 Jul 2017 Author responded Author comments - Marco Bo
Resubmission - Version 2
25 Jul 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
7 Nov 2017 Editorially accepted
21 Nov 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12910-017-0221-x

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Authors’ Affiliations

Research Group in Bioethics, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
Consulta di Bioetica onlus, Turin, Italy
Department of Public Health and Pediatrics, University of Turin, Torino, Italy