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Abortion and the Law

Abortion and the Law Abortion: Legal and Illegal, A Dialogue Between Attorneys and Psychiatrists, edited by Jerome M. Kummer, 63 pp, paper, $2.95, Santa Monica, Calif: Jerome M. Kummer, MD (PO Drawer 769), 1967. In four states there are no exceptions to the illegality of an abortion and in nearly all the rest the only exception applies to saving the mother's life. These few words, "save the mother's life," represent most of the turmoil now seething in this country relative to the subject of abortion. In 1962 an Arizona woman, unable to obtain an abortion in her home state, went to Sweden, convinced the authorities that her child might be born deformed because of her use of thalidomide and obtained an abortion. In 1962 the American Law Institute adopted a model penal code which, among other things, would permit an abortion to preserve a mother's life or health, to prevent the birth of a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Abortion and the Law

JAMA , Volume 201 (1) – Jul 3, 1967

Abortion and the Law

Abstract



Abortion: Legal and Illegal, A Dialogue Between Attorneys and Psychiatrists,
edited by Jerome M. Kummer, 63 pp, paper, $2.95, Santa Monica, Calif: Jerome M. Kummer, MD (PO Drawer 769), 1967.
In four states there are no exceptions to the illegality of an abortion and in nearly all the rest the only exception applies to saving the mother's life. These few words, "save the mother's life," represent most of the turmoil now seething in...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1967 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1967.03130010093033
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Abstract

Abortion: Legal and Illegal, A Dialogue Between Attorneys and Psychiatrists, edited by Jerome M. Kummer, 63 pp, paper, $2.95, Santa Monica, Calif: Jerome M. Kummer, MD (PO Drawer 769), 1967. In four states there are no exceptions to the illegality of an abortion and in nearly all the rest the only exception applies to saving the mother's life. These few words, "save the mother's life," represent most of the turmoil now seething in this country relative to the subject of abortion. In 1962 an Arizona woman, unable to obtain an abortion in her home state, went to Sweden, convinced the authorities that her child might be born deformed because of her use of thalidomide and obtained an abortion. In 1962 the American Law Institute adopted a model penal code which, among other things, would permit an abortion to preserve a mother's life or health, to prevent the birth of a

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 3, 1967

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