Multiple Choice

Franke-Ruta, Garance
November 2005
New Republic;11/28/2005, Vol. 233 Issue 22/23, p14
This article focuses on the increase in second abortions in the United States. "Amy" had two abortions and she began volunteering for Exhale, a telephone hotline that lets women talk about having abortions without worrying about society's stigmas. According to the Guttmacher Institute, close to half of the 1.3 million abortions performed in the U.S. each year are second abortions. Politicians have yet to address the specific needs of women who have already had abortions since they are focusing on preventing unwanted pregnancies and abortions in the first place.


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