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Abortions Of Last Resort

February 18, 1990

As a county nurse and, until recently, a gynecological operating room nurse, I of ten assisted with abortions, D & C's for fetal demise and D & E's for demises that were further along. I have seen women attempt to abort their own pregnancies through various non-medical means. Some were further along than expected. Twice in a one-month period I assisted with abdominal surgeries to remove the remains of botched "clinic" abortions. All this with abortions legal. It will only get worse if the time comes when the government decides what a woman can or can't do with her body.

JOSUE L. BARBOSA, RN

Sylmar

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