Hard pill to swallow

During last month’s media fanfare surrounding FDA approval of the abortion pill, RU-486, Planned Parenthood president Gloria Feldt reported that women in the clinical trials said such medical abortions felt more natural than surgical ones: These women "feel more in charge, more in control of their personal health," Feldt says (New York Times, September 29).

Does this bit of rhetoric show any interest in addressing the issues of...

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