*** was supposed to alleviate is that of battered children.
The theory was that unwanted children were abused, and preventing their
birth would end the abuse. Facts disprove the theory. Child battering
has greatly increased, as the following press report discloses:
"Looser *** laws do not result in fewer battered children-a
five-year study by Dr. Edward Lenoski, professor of pediatrics at the
University of Southern California found that following the passage of
'*** on demand', cruel infanticide and child battering
increased three-fold-a logical result of the concept that 'life is
cheap.'" Instead of remedying the battering of children, ***
has added to this the battering of millions of babies in the womb.