The Sexes: Abortion on Demand

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Joseph Fletcher, an Episcopalian and a professor of medical ethics at the University of Virginia, is typical of those who favor abortion. In his opinion, the freedom to get an abortion -and the exercise of that freedom -represents an advance in social ethics. In fact, he says, the nation's increasingly liberal outlook is "a welcome trend away from the sanctity-of-life attitude toward a quality-of-life ethic."

-New York, Washington. Hawaii and Alaska.

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