Miscarriage of Justice: Abortion & Dr. Edelin

Lewin, Nathan
March 1975
New Republic;3/1/75, Vol. 172 Issue 9, p16
Discusses the implications of a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973 that a pregnant woman's constitutional right of privacy entitles her to secure an abortion within the first six months of her pregnancy. Legal puzzles in the meaning and application of the decision faced in a courtroom at Boston on February 15, 1975; Allegation leveled against Kenneth C. Edelin, a respected black obstetrician and gynecologist at Boston City Hospital, of manslaughter as he had performed abortion on one of his patients; Detailed study of the Supreme Court ruling.


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