Medicine: New Attack on Abortion

The jury for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on their oath present that Kenneth Edelin ... did assault and beat a certain person, to wit: a male child described to the said jurors as baby boy (blank) and by such assault and beating did kill the said person.

The indictment against Kenneth Edelin, 35, the first black chief resident in obstetrics and gynecology at Boston City Hospital, is more dramatic than accurate. No one seriously believes that the popular physician beat a baby to death. Nor does anyone take literally the charges that four of...

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