Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: I thank Dr Lundberg for his
candor in his editorial1 regarding abortion.
I totally agree that this is a highly volatile and divisive subject that needs
to be discussed and debated. However, I believe he has painted himself into
an ethical corner by rationalizing on this issue.
Lundberg states, "[a]bortion is killing—regardless of length or
stage of gestation." I think any sane and honest person would agree. But if
this is true, then substituting the word "killing" for the word "abortion"
in the rest of the paragraph, it reads:
Floren AE. The Law, the AMA, and Partial-Birth Abortion. JAMA. 1999;282(1):23-27. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-282-1-jbk0707