Medicine: Abortion in San Francisco

Some 18,000 abortions were performed in San Francisco last year. The city's booming birth rate ran a poor second with 16,400 babies born. These startling statistics were figured out by San Francisco's District Attorney Edmund G. Brown. Fists flying, the D.A. was wading into a sordid abortion racket which he claims lures pregnant women to the Golden Gate city from all over the West Coast.

District Attorney Brown has plenty of ammunition for a showdown between law and organized abortion. A grand jury has indicted a doctor charged with the Christmas-Day murder of a mother of two. Brown has gathered as witnesses...

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