Howard Dean on abortion

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Dean seems to have admitted that abortion is not a medical procedure and is something medical doctors qua medical doctors don't perform. "I did not perform abortions. I'm a medical doctor."

I've thought that for years, but what can Dean mean by this? He's made it clear that he clearly supports Planned Parenthood, and as far as I can tell he joins my senators Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer in resisting any attempt to think abortions are not an absolute right (which just seems unbelievable to me, given that the best pro-choice arguments such as Judith Jarvis Thomson's would never allow such a right). What does he think abortions are, then, and who are the people who do perform them?

http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewPolitics.asp?Page=\Politics\archive\200312\POL20031208a.html

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