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It may be true that late term abortions are rare. It may also be true that the right-wingers have used to issue to exploit the general discomfort with abortion. However, simply stating the facts will change few minds. Nor will emotional appeals that we "trust women." Women deserve no more trust than anyone else.

Abortion of any kind should be discouraged, not criminalized. But there can be limits.

At a time when Muslim birthrates threaten the entire non-Muslim world, the dangers of unlimited abortion become even more striking.

Norman Ravitch

Savannah, GA

Jul 15 2008 - 9:49am