Doctors must learn they do not have a choice

As a result of this system, these unfortunate women (in their tens of thousands) were subjected to the horrors of backyard abortion, not infrequently resulting in disability or even death.

For those not prepared to risk criminal involvement, there were lives laid waste by unwanted births within appalling marriages, unwanted births that deepened the already insupportable burden of poverty, or those that brought into the world a lifetime of disability, with its crippling effects on both the children