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July 7, 1999

The Law, the AMA, and Partial-Birth Abortion

Author Affiliations

Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1999;282(1):23-27. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-282-1-jbk0707

To the Editor: The articles on "late-term abortion" were a disappointment.13 Each article has a different definition of "late term," and 21,2 of the 3 articles were fraught with scientific inaccuracies, inflammatory language, and a misuse of vague terms, all of which contribute to delaying optimal care and to the possible criminalization of all abortion procedures.

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