Phil B.FontanarosaMD, Deputy EditorStephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Fishbein Fellow
To the Editor: In his discussion about a 26-year-old woman seeking an abortion, Dr Grimes1 never mentioned the option of adoption. As a pediatrician I feel the unborn child, as in this case, deserves an advocate among those of us in the profession, just as we advocate for the rights of children outside the womb. Furthermore, there is no indication that the patient was advised of the potential consequences of abortion.
Eapen S. Abortion and Unplanned Pregnancy. JAMA. 2000;283(12):1565–1566. doi:10.1001/jama.283.12.1565-JLT0322-8-1