Pregnant women with fetal abnormalities: the forgotten people in the abortion debate

Simon B Gerber and John T Wenham
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2008.tb01907.x
Published online: 7 July 2008

To the Editor: Superficially, de Crespigny and Savulescu make a compelling case for clarifying late-term abortion law.1 However, at a deeper level, it is disappointing that alternative points of view were not discussed in their article. The only solution offered in the case of a potentially imperfect child is to abort the pregnancy and try again. Unfortunately, this ignores several important issues.

  • Simon B Gerber1
  • John T Wenham2

  • 1 Park Family Practice, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 The Gill Medical Centre, Manchester, UK.



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