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Re: The Facts of Partial-Birth Abortion


On a matter as hotly contested as partial-birth abortion, it is easy to jump to the conclusion that any errors in articles reflect deliberate bias on the part of the reporter. I should have made clear that I do not believe that was the case with the Post article. It’s not a simple matter to describe an abortion procedure concisely and intelligibly and in the face of a deadline, especially where every word choice can be freighted with so much meaning.


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