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Category Archives: Abortion Issues

‘Periods for Pence’: Why Are Republicans Trying to Regulate Women’s Periods?

Abortion extremists have taken their fight to such extremes that women may now have to report any evidence of a miscarriage. Because most miscarriages occur before a woman even knows she’s pregnant, this means that laws regulating miscarriage could actually criminalize menstruation–in other words, simply experiencing something most women experience now subjects women in states such as Indiana to draconian regulations.

Enter Periods for Pence. The movement is fighting back against extremist legislation by phoning Indiana state legislators with information about their periods. After all, if Republicans think they know better than women’s doctors, shouldn’t women be able to call those same Republicans seeking information about their bodies? The result has been a protest that is both hilarious and profound. To learn more about Periods for Pence and why anti-abortion regulations could affect women who intend never to have an abortion, read ACOL’s piece about the topic here.

Abortion in American History

Author, Katha Pollitt wrote Abortion in American History in the May 1997 issue of The Atlantic.

Ms. Pollitt’s article, Abortion in American History details the question of when human life begins, the personhood of the fetus – moral and legal status, the acceptance and non-acceptance of terminating a pregnancy and the philosophical grounds for each stance. She also covers the interests of the state, medical profession, assorted religious beliefs, and much more.

This is a must read article – Abortion in American History

 

 

Abortion Access – All sides of the issue

Abortion Access: All sides of the issue by Bruce Robinson

Abortion Access: All Sides of the Issue by Bruce Robinson provides statistics and detailed information about abortion.

Robinson found “abortion” to be a very active topic on the Internet. In his findings, he found Google to have over 1.3 billion hits for “pro-life” and over 400 million hits for “pro-choice” as of May 2014.

The 3 main types of abortion related sites covered the following:

  1. 638 million Google searches referenced “pro-life” in August 2014. Pro-life sites are solely dedicated to BANNING abortions.
  2. 154 million Google searches referenced “pro-choice” in August 2013. Pro-choice sites are dedicated to maintaining FREE ACCESS to abortions under most or all situations.
  3. A mere handful of neutral educational sites were found on the internet. These type of websites are dedicated to providing information and educating women — helping them to reach their own decision about abortion.

ReligiousTolerance.org is an educational site that gives a woman all points of views on all abortion-related topics. They provide provide both pro-life and pro-choice beliefs.

Their website and the information they provide will help you to fully understand a what “pro-choicers” believe and why they believe it. And, what “pro-lifers” believe and why they believe in pro-life.

Their website covers the following topics:

  1. Abortion decision making
  2. Abortion access
  3. Pregnancy prevention

Both the Religous Tolerance organization and ACOL team strongly agree that all women considering an abortion should be fully informed. Their decision-making should be, as free as possible, from outside manipulation from friends and family members.