Paul Johnson paulzjoh at MTNHOME.COM
Tue Apr 25 21:41:06 UTC 2006

Paul Johnson
How much of the abortion/miscarriage question is fueled by the religious
prohibitions against A.  If all the religionists had to use A instead of
M  they would lose some of the moral force of their arguments.  If you
have to admit that 30 % of all pregnancies end in natural abortion the
religionists would have to actively champaign for better prenatal health

Arnold M. Zwicky wrote:

> On Apr 24, 2006, at 3:16 PM, John Baker wrote:
>> ... I'm perfectly well aware
>> that physicians use "abortion" to refer to both spontaneous abortions
>> (miscarriages) and induced abortions, but I think I would have
>> given the (snip)

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