Thirty years away from the Supreme Court case of Roe v. Wade, yet the controversy over abortion has not diminished. Although the 'pro-choice' forces increasingly acknowledge the central claim of the 'pro-life' side - that abortion is a morally portentous act - they continue to insist that the well-being of women is dependent on the legal right to abortion. The twelve essays in 'The Cost of 'Choice', written by women active in the public square, aims to dispute this claim. These authors argue that over the last three decades, legal abortion has had harmful effects on women - socially, medically, psychologically and culturally. Law professor Elizabeth Schiltz, for instance, describes the social reaction she experienced when she 'chose' to carry to term a child with Down syndrome, and she argues that a widespread acceptance of eugenic abortion has made people see what is a moral issue in narrow cost/benefit terms. Dr. Angela Lanfranchi, co-founder of the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute, presents evidence supporting a link between induced abortion and increased risk of breast cancer. Psychiatrist Joanne Angelo writes about how abortion can psychologically and spiritually affect the lives of women she has treated.