Medicine: Abortion on Demand

New York's new "abortion on demand" law, the most liberal in the nation, becomes effective this week. It authorizes the operation in the first months of pregnancy provided only that a woman and her own physician agree upon it. Virtually all the state's general, nonsectarian hospitals have been planning for A-day as elaborately, and with as much foreboding, as they would have for Dday. In one sense their fears may be justified. New York City alone expects 50,000 to 100,000 of its residents to apply for abortions each year and faces the possibility...

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