"A remarkable book on several levels, not the least of which is that Morowitz and Trefil are scientists and science writers who write in an accessible, provocative, and wonderfully frank way about a difficult subject--abortion....An essential piece of literature."--Los Angeles Times Book Review
"The Facts of Life makes important contributions to the tendentious debate about abortion....Should be indispensable to that vast majority of citizens who are troubled by the simplistic polemics that have (mis)informed much of the debate."--Joshua Lederberg, The Rockefeller University
"The women of America owe Professor Morowitz and Trefil a debt of gratitude. Their careful scientific review cuts through the hype and hyperbole in the abortion debate and gives us a new perspective on the future of this debate. Fascinating!"--Ann Stone, Republicans for Choice
"Will disturb some, appeal to others, but interest all who wish to learn more about fetal development and its relevance to abortion issues."--Dominick P. Purpura, M.D., Dean, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
"Well-written and informative and will create much needed discussion of and reflection on the issue of abortion." --Laurence A. LArson, Ohio University, Science Books and Films
About the Author
About the Authors: Harold J. Morowitz is the Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Biology and Natural Philosophy at George Mason University and the author of The Thermodynamics of Pizza and Cosmic Joy and Local Pain. James S. Trefil is the Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Physics at George Mason University. He is the coauthor of Dictionary of Cultural Literacy and Science Matters: Achieving Scientific Literacy.