Detrimental Effects of Abortion: An Annotated Bibliography with Commentary; edited by Thomas W. Strahan An annotated bibliography of books, journal articles, and research studies regarding topics such as abortion decision making; the physical and psychological affects of abortion; abortion in cases of rape, incest, or fetal defomity; the impact of abortion on men; the impact of abortion on siblings of aborted children; repeat abortions; abortion and race; abortion and religion; and much more. The single best resource on the current literature.
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