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'Scarlet A' author says we need to talk about abortion more

Many people might see 232 pages written on abortion and think, "No, thanks."

After all, many already have an opinion - so why devote more time to thinking about an uncomfortable topic?

But that's exactly what author Katie Watson wants us to do. The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine professor has clocked years of teaching on bioethics and constitutional law, and she translates this into "Scarlet A: The Ethics, Law and Politics of Ordinary Abortion," out Feb. 1. The book is a thoughtful and engaging consideration of one of this country's most controversial words: abortion.

"Americans have

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