Abortion in the United States. A Reference Handbook by Dorothy E. McBride

By Dorothy E. McBride

This paintings is a balanced presentation of the pro-life/pro-choice controversy, displaying all features of the talk and why it's so tricky to resolve.

• basic resources contain excerpts from significant ideal lawsuits, legislative accounts and legislation glided by Congress, and historic documents

• offers tables exhibiting states' legislation on abortion and public opinion on numerous points of the abortion controversy

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Com ABC-CLIO 1-800-368-6868 24 Background and History always unborn child, human being, human entity—“a new tiny individual with its own genetic code” (Beckwith 1993, 42). 2. Refer rarely to woman or mother as a whole body but to the womb, not uterus. ” Pro-Choice Movement Origins The advocates for liberal abortion laws had already formed a social movement before the decision in Roe v. Wade. Originally, the leaders for reform were doctors, lawyers, and professionals associated with population control and family planning.

Babies have rights to life. Abortion takes the life of another, and it is never, never justified. Even when it may occur to save the life of the mother—if both would die otherwise—it is an evil. This plague of abortion is the mark of a society that has lost its way: it treats children like garbage. It has come about because of the so-called sexual revolution; abortion is almost a sacrament of that revolution. Sex has been completely separated from its purpose, which is to create life. Our sex-saturated society teaches kids that sex is for fun, for pleasure, for self-expression, or for conquest.

Com ABC-CLIO 1-800-368-6868 Reform and Repeal: The Road to Decriminalization 15 Groups concerned about family planning and population control defined abortion as something that must be available to serve their larger goals of reducing unsafe illegal abortions, in the case of the family planners, and to allow parents to reduce the size of their families, in the case of the zero population activists. Neither of these perspectives was enough to light any fires for change in the population overall.

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