New York Times
Frank Talk About Abortion
EDITORIAL, November 30, 2003
It is the opponents of reproductive freedom, not pro-choice advocates,
who pose an obstacle to achieving the humane goal of reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies and second-trimester abortions.
Through political harassment and the imposition of various restrictions,
they have made it increasingly difficult for women who are young or poor, or who live in rural areas, to obtain access to
abortion services in the first weeks of pregnancy, thereby needlessly delaying procedures until the fetus is further along.
While the pro-choice movement has been fighting to protect women from the
need to have abortions later in pregnancy, the other side has been vigorously engaged in a battle that will inevitably make
them more common ...
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