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State abortion conscience laws

JAMA

What The Study Did: This study examined state laws that grant individuals and institutions rights to refuse participation in abortion based on their beliefs, that grant immunity from liability for such refusals, and that limit conscience rights when patient safety is at risk.

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Authors: Nadia N. Sawicki, J.D., M.Be., of the Loyola University Chicago School of Law in Chicago, is the corresponding author.

(doi:10.1001/jama.2019.15105)

Editor's Note: The article includes conflict of interest disclosures. Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, financial disclosures, funding and support, etc.

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