Koop on the medical-phthalate scare

“He would preach, ‘Try having a colonoscopy or dialysis without soft plastic tubing; or would you like a sigmoidoscopy with a steel tube?'” [ACSH]

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  • I respected Koop for refusing to embrace junk-science claims by anti-abortion zealots that abortion was psychologically dangerous to the woman. (For every woman that anti-abortion advocates could produce who expressed deep and ongoing guilt about her abortion, pro-choice advocates could produce several saying that the abortion was the one thing that enabled them to get control of their lives, complete their education, and then marry and have children when they were *ready*.)