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Book Review: Abortion


Stanley Green


This work undertakes an examination of the social and legal problems associated with abortion in the United States today. Lader begins by discussing an incident which attracted considerable newspaper coverage in 1962-Sherri Finkbine's futile efforts to obtain a legal abortion in America after taking the drug thalidomide, which gravely deforms the fetus in a high percentage of cases.The author expresses regret that an American doctor did not perform an abortion upon Mrs. Finkbine and then inform the authorities of his action, thereby making the matter a test case. Lader feels that much good would have been accomplished by having the question argued before a judge and jury.