In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court made abortions legal in this country via the ruling known as Roe v. Wade.

After every single one of them, a decision had to be made about what to do with the remains. (Or the results — whatever you want to call them.) There have always been just three choices: Sell them, give them away, or stuff them in a plastic bag (sometimes not even that) and throw them out in the Dumpster. (I have seen enough truly awful pictures of the contents of the Dumpsters outside abortion clinics to know that this is done, and not infrequently.)

Given the above, and given the recent attention paid to some secretly taped conversations of Planned Parenthood officials discussing sales of body parts over lunch, my question is this:

Is it not fair to assume that conversations such as these, although perhaps not as stomach turning, have been going on for 42 years, and that there have been millions of such conversations?

Terence McManus

New Sharon

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