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To the Editor.—Dr Stubblefield's article, "Abortion vs Manslaughter" (110:790-791, 1975), addresses the question of abortion and morality in terms of "viability." Such categorization of unborn human beings as either "viable" or "nonviable" proves most arbitrary and, indeed, fails to confront the basic issue involved—abortion at any stage terminates a human life.
A special communication originating from the "other" side of the abortion debate would be greatly appreciated.
DOLAN WV. Abortion vs Manslaughter. Arch Surg. 1976;111(1):93. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1976.01360190095024