30th August 2019, Volume 132 Number 1501

Brooke R Johnson Jr, Wendy V Norman, Louise Keogh, Sally Sheldon

Legislative efforts currently underway to decriminalise abortion in New Zealand and in Australia have generated impassioned public discussions on both sides of the issue. We are concerned to see that…

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Brooke R Johnson Jr, Social Scientist (unaffiliated), Richmond, New Zealand; 
Wendy V Norman, CIHR-PHAC Chair, Family Planning Public Health Research; Associate Professor, Dept of Family Practice, University of British Columbia; Honorary Associate Professor, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Scholar, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research; Vancouver, Canada; Louise Keogh, Associate Professor, Health Sociology, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia;
Sally Sheldon, Professor of Law, Kent Law School, Kent University, Kent, UK; Law School, University of Technology Sydney, Australia.


Brooke R Johnson Jr, Social Scientist (unaffiliated), PO Box 3069, Richmond, New Zealand.

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Competing Interests

Dr Sheldon is an (unpaid) trustee of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, the UK's largest charitable provider of abortion services, from 2010–18; Dr Norman reports grants from Canadian Institutes of Health Research, grants from Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, non-financial support from Women's Health Research Institute, Provincial Health Services Authority, British Columbia, Canada, during the conduct of the study; and her position as an (unpaid) Member at Large of the Board of Directors of the Society of Family Planning.


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