In Reply.—Dr Dolan is correct in that my little article did not attempt to deal with the major social and religious issues in the "abortion debate." The purpose of the article was merely to review some scientific data that would aid those physicians who do feel abortion is appropriate and who would like to comply with the law of the land while serving their patients as best they can. So many pages have been written in the debate as to whether or not a woman should have the right to abort her fetus, and I would only repeat what Dr Kenneth Ryan has recently stated: "Roe vs Wade and Doe vs Bolton affirmed a constitutional right to differ in our personal morality, rather than what many believe was a judgment on the superiority of one moral view of abortion over another."1
In my mind, the decision made by
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