Choice and hate: The abortion debate in the US


Judith Warner, Dr. Tiller’s Important Job, New York Times, June 4, 2009.

Having lived in both the US and India, I have often marveled that an issue that is so contentious, even critical, in the US–abortion–merits so little attention in India. In some ways, that’s probably not a bad thing. But still, I wonder.

This article is linked here not because I want to replicate the US controversy, but because (1) it’s a good summary of the pro-choice argument and (2) it points to the importance of getting in first to frame the debate on any issue.