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Dr. Bernard Nathanson dies at 84; obstetrician championed abortion rights before switching sides
Dr. Bernard Nathanson dies at 84; obstetrician championed abortion rights before switching sides

Dr. Bernard Nathanson, an obstetrician who was a leading champion of the abortion rights movement until he switched sides and vaulted to prominence as the narrator of the grisly anti-abortion film "The Silent Scream," died Monday at his New York City home. He was 84.The cause was cancer, said his wife, Christine. --------------------FOR THE RECORD:Bernard Nathanson: The obituary in the Feb. 23 LATExtra section of Dr. Bernard Nathanson, the former abortion supporter who narrated the controversial anti-abortion film "The Silent Scream," said that he left his position at St. Luke's Hospital in New York in 1978. He remained with the hospital for some years after that date. —--------------...

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