J. R. E.
Under what circumstances and for what reasons should a doctor deliberately interrupt a pregnancy and thus arrest the beginning of a new human life? This has always been a serious question for the medical profession and for society. Society through its laws has strictly prescribed the indications for abortion, and churches of the Western world have taken definite stands on the issue. Yet the question is now being raised with increasing frequency and with a sense of urgent need to find more satisfactory answers.
This urgency is evident from the flood of books and articles in the lay press as
E. JR. Abortion and the Doctor. Ann Intern Med. 1967;67:1111–1113. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-5-1111
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