It’s Dr. Bill Masters’ first day at Gateway Memorial Hospital, and his new patient is Rose, a promiscuous 18-year-old in critical condition from a botched abortion–and her exasperated mother wants her sterilized.
“It’s the second termination that we know of,” she tells Bill. “Today she almost bled to death. Next time she could die. My husband is so sickened by this, he can’t even be near her anymore.”