Date: September 12, 1960; September 26, 1960
Source: Letters published in Newsweek, September 12, 1960, 15–17; September 26, 1960, 14–16.
About the Publication: Newsweek originated as The Illustrated News Magazine, founded in 1933 by Thomas J. Martyn, a former editor of Time magazine. It was published by Weekly Publication, Inc., based in Dayton, Ohio, with editorial and executive departments in New York City. Eventually the name became News-Week, then Newsweek by the end of the 1930s. In 1961, Washington Post publisher Philip L. Graham bought the magazine. In addition to current news events, the magazine's coverage includes art, health, science, religion, economics, and sports.
In 1960, all fifty states prohibited abortion, though forty-five exempted women whose pregnancy...
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