Book Reviews The Linacre Quarterly 2018, Vol. 85(2) 178-186 Book Reviews ª Catholic Medical Association 2018 Reprints and permission: sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav journals.sagepub.com/home/lqr Complications: Abortion’s Impact on Women. By Angela to over 160–200 males per female live birth. This has Lanfranchi, Ian Gentles, and Elizabeth Ring-Cassidy. led to a virtual dearth of reproductive age women in Toronto, Canada: The deVeber Institute for some regions of the world. Chapter 4 answers the Bioethics and Social Research, 2015. 443 pp. $ 39.95. question regarding abortions and crime rates. The ISBN 978-0-920453-36-0. economics of abortion contrast with the economic impact of increased family breakdown with increas- Reviewed by: Byron C. Calhoun, MD, Professor and ing single-parent families. Confounding variables to Vice Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the decrease or increase in crime are investigated West Virginia University-Charleston, Charleston, WV, USA form the scientific perspective. Chapter 5 deals with DOI: 10.1177/0024363918764475 the important topic of informed consent in abortion. Significant scientific evidence is produced to The three authors admit the “driving force behind [this] demonstrate women are not receiving a full informed book is the concern about the ill effects-largely consent with regard to the risks of abortion in regard unknown, and for the
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