A Letter From The Publisher: Apr. 6, 1981

Few subjects provoke stronger feelings or arouse a wider spectrum of social and political attitudes than abortion. The TIME correspondents assigned to this week's cover story were faced with the challenge of reporting opposing viewpoints that are equally idealistic and heartfelt. Says Los Angeles Correspondent Diane Coutu: "Perhaps more than any other story, this one reminded me that the most difficult moral choices are seldom ones between good and evil, but almost always between good and the lesser good." Joyce Leviton interviewed pro-choice activists in Atlanta and experienced one of the many ironies in the abortion fight: during a call to...

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