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July 19, 1930


JAMA. 1930;95(3):216-217. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720030046025

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The Problem of Abortion  In recent years—more from a political than from a medical point of view, but nevertheless with the evident support of medical circles whose political sympathies are with the Left, theatrical performances (which, in some instances, have degenerated into mere mass meetings) have been employed to create sentiment in favor of the abolition of section 218 of the penal code of Germany, by which abortion, unless there are recognized medical indications, is prohibited. The Deutscher Aerztevereinsbund, as the leading organization of the medical profession, has therefore published the following resolution:In the face of the growing agitation in favor of lifting the ban from abortion, which is carried on—often with the employment of questionable methods—in public gatherings, in the press, in motion pictures, and, more recently, also on the stage, the executive committee of the Deutscher Aerztevereinsbund regards it a duty again to emphasize most vehemently that

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