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From: Ross Olson []
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 9:47 AM
To: Editor Star Tribune (
Subject: Choice

Ruth Marcus thinks that making abortion illegal will eliminate free will ("What Palin's Decision Says
About Choice" 4/21/09.) By that line of reasoning we should eliminate laws about speeding, stealing
and slander. Of course people have choices about all things, legal or illegal. So why do we have laws?
To protect people from harming themselves or others and hopefully give pause to a dangerous

Ms. Marcus, I challenge you to thoroughly investigate the post-abortion syndrome -- a serious post
traumatic stress disorder that causes distress for decades in a high percentage of the women and men
who choose abortion. A short term "solution" is seen in the light of day for what it really is... killing
one's own children.

Ross S. Olson MD

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