Epidemiology of Induced Abortion

  • S. L. Barron


Some unkind things have been said and written about the ability of statistics to mislead. There is always more than one way to present the facts and the choice of information and its presentation inevitably reflects the bias of the author. My purpose is to provide some information about induced abortion as a prelude to the discussions about the ethics of termination of pregnancy. Debates about abortion tend to become emotional, and I hope it will be helpful to start with an examination of the large amount of information now available, much of it from governmental sources.


Maternal Death Abortion Rate Legal Abortion Confidential Enquiry Induce Abortion 
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