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  Abortion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An abortion is the removal or expulsion of an embryo or fetus from the uterus, resulting in, or caused by, its death.
Opinions of abortion may be best described as being a combination of beliefs on its morality, and beliefs on the responsibility, ethical scope, and proper extent of governmental authorities in public policy.
Abortion debates, especially pertaining to abortion laws, are often spearheaded by advocacy groups belonging to one of two camps.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Abortion   (6477 words)

In it the fetus dies while yet within the generative organs of the mother, or it is ejected or extracted from them before it is viable; that is, before it is sufficiently developed to continue its life by itself.
In the normal course of nature the living embryo carries on its work of, self-evolution within the maternal womb, deriving its nourishment from the placenta through the vital cord, till, on reaching maturity, it is by the contraction of the uterus issued to lead its separate life.
More immediate causes of abortion may be found in cruel treatment of the mother by her husband or in starvation, or any kind of hardship.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01046b.htm   (2860 words)

 ELCA Social Statement on Abortion
Induced abortion, the act of intentionally terminating a developing life in the womb, is one of the issues about which members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America have serious differences.
An abortion is morally responsible in those cases in which continuation of a pregnancy presents a clear threat to the physical life of the woman.
The spectrum of disagreement ranges from those who believe all abortions should be prohibited by law, except to save the life of the mother, to those who oppose any law seeking to regulate abortion, except to protect the health and safety of the woman.
www.elca.org /socialstatements/abortion   (4084 words)

For example, those who think abortion should be generally illegal typically refer to themselves as "pro-life," but many of the same people are in favor of the death penalty.
Those who think abortion should be generally legal typically use the word "fetus." This is a medical term, and depending upon the number of weeks since conception, it may be accurate.
The ruling stated that abortion laws with exceptions for the health of the mother must allow for factors such as emotional health, psychological health, familial concerns, and the woman's age.
justfacts.com /abortion.htm   (4974 words)

Abortion is the most visible and legally active area in the field of medicine.
Those supporting the rights of a woman to choose abortion say parental consent is not required for a woman to carry a pregnancy to term (the birth of a baby), nor do parents need to give permission for a woman seeking birth control such as pills or an intrauterine device (IUD).
Abortion is safer for the mother than carrying a pregnancy to term.
www.emedicinehealth.com /abortion/article_em.htm   (1643 words)

And so abortion is treated like an eraser; people see it as a way to try to get rid of the consequences of their sexual activity.
After having an abortion, many women feel a sense of relief at having avoided the stress and responsibility of pregnancy and a baby, but abortions eventually cause serious emotional damage in millions of women.
One study reported that 92 percent of women who have had an abortion feel guilt.(2) One woman who is now involved in a post-abortion healing group reports that after her abortion, the memory haunted her.
www.leaderu.com /orgs/probe/docs/abortion.html   (3024 words)

 SpeakOut.com - Abortion
Clinic access became an issue after several abortion clinics were bombed and several abortion doctors were shot in recent years.
Describing abortion as a health issue or as a women's rights issue is a pro-choice stance.
Describing abortion as a moral issue or as an issue of balancing the mother's rights with the fetus' rights, is a pro-life stance.
www.speakout.com /activism/abortion   (811 words)

 eMedicine - Abortion : Article by Suzanne R Trupin, MD
Abortion is still one of the most common medical procedures performed in the United States each year, and more than 40% of all women will have a pregnancy terminated by abortion at some time in their reproductive lives.
Abortion postoperative care is often provided at sites where the abortion was not performed, and strategies for follow-up care for women whose pregnancies have been terminated are important for all providers of primary care for women.
Abortions in the late period of the first trimester are performed with or without preoperative cervical dilatation with laminaria or misoprostol.
www.emedicine.com /MED/topic5.htm   (12544 words)

Abortion should be generally available to those who want it.
Abortion should be available but under stricter limits than it is now.
Abortion should be against the law except in cases of rape, incest and to save the woman's life.
www.pollingreport.com /abortion.htm   (858 words)

 CBC News Indepth: Abortion
Abortions may be performed in a hospital if a committee of doctors decides that continuing the pregnancy may endanger the mother's life or health.
Abortion is now treated like any other medical procedure and is governed by provincial and medical regulations.
By the time the case was settled, Daigle had secretly obtained a late-term abortion in the U.S. In Ontario, a similar injunction was granted against Barbara Dodd filed by her ex-boyfriend.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/abortion   (1062 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Abortion
An abortion is a procedure, either surgical or medical, to end a pregnancy by removing the fetus and placenta from the uterus.
Because abortion is a controversial issue in the U.S., a woman who chooses to end a pregnancy may feel she cannot share her decision with others.
If a woman chooses to have an abortion, she should find a safe place to have the procedure performed, and obtain the support and follow-up care that may be necessary after the abortion.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/002912.htm   (877 words)

 NAF | About Abortion
Abortion is one of the safest medical procedures provided in the United States and Canada today.
Abortion has had a long and turbulent history in North America and the right to a safe and legal abortion is not yet secure.
Abortion providers offer quality care to women in the face of hostility, harassment, and threats of violence.
www.prochoice.org /about_abortion/index.html   (209 words)

 Post Abortion Healing Help, and Post Abortion Stress Syndrome Support   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This site is for women who have had an abortion, and want a place to talk about their abortion, and find peer support in a neutral, non-judgemental place.
Regardless of whether your abortion was 3 weeks ago, 3 years ago, or 30 years ago, you can find other women who understand, and lots of support.
Some women who have abortions feel peaceful about their decision beforehand, have a pain-free and physically easy experience, feel relieved afterwards, and then live the rest of their lives with no problems or regrets.
www.afterabortion.com   (1295 words)

 Abortion Information
Medical Abortion - Also known as The Abortion Pill, Mifiprex, Mifepristone,or RU-486, medical abortion is an early option in which the woman receives medication and instructions at the clinic and experiences the passage of fetal tissue from her body in the privacy of her home.
Current Abortion Law in WA - Initiative 120 - known as the Reproductive Privacy Act, Initiative 120 was passed into law by a vote of the citizens of WA in 1991.
Abortion is a medical practice determined between women and their physicians.
www.fwhc.org /abortion/index.htm   (906 words)

 Prevent Abortion
An increased abortion rate is one of the many manifestations and effects of the overall tobacco holocaust.
Cigarettes are linked scientifically to abortion not only because of their toxic chemicals, but also because those chemicals alter, impair, the mother's brain function.
Abortion is part of the total tobacco-manufacturer genocide problem, as each incident thereof constitutes murder.
medicolegal.tripod.com /preventabortion.htm   (7342 words)

 Abortion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Declaration on Procured Abortion Issued by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in 1974.
ELCA Abortion Statement 1991 statement of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Abortion Law Homepage This page is being constructed to help people, regardless of their political bent, understand the background and state of abortion law in America, and access related legal material.
www.shc.edu /theolibrary/abortion.htm   (470 words)

Not all women think abortion is cool for themselves, but all women have the right to make this choice.
Abortion is safe when done in a legal clinic or hospital.
If you can't pay for an abortion, the Abortion Hotline will help you find a low-cost clinic and can sometimes help with money (see Resources).
www.positive.org /JustSayYes/abortion.html   (762 words)

 Abortion: Political Leaders' views   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Partial birth abortion is a brutal practice to be banned.
Supreme Court is wrong: leave abortion to the states.
Abortion OK if raped; and no testing for rape.
www.issues2000.org /Abortion.htm   (760 words)

Wade today, over 70 million women in more than half of the country could lose their right to choose abortion within a year’s time, some just in a matter of weeks.
On September 8, 2004, a third federal judge, in Nebraska, declared the "Partial Birth Abortion Act of 2003" unconstitutional, recognizing the law as a threat to women's health.
Although the king has issued similar pardons, this is the largest number of women ever granted amnesty for abortion.
www.crlp.org /pri_abortion.html   (263 words)

Thus, in 1995 Pope John Paul II declared that the Church’s teaching on abortion "is unchanged and unchangeable.
I declare that direct abortion, that is, abortion willed as an end or as a means, always constitutes a grave moral disorder, since it is the deliberate killing of an innocent human being.
Fortunately, abortion, like all sins, is forgivable; and forgiveness is as close as the nearest confessional.
www.catholic.com /library/Abortion.asp   (1523 words)

 The right to an abortion
Wade decision holding that women have a right to choose to have an abortion during the first two trimesters of a pregnancy.
Attorneys for Roe had suggested several constitutional provisions might be violated by the Texas law prohibiting abortions except when necessary to save the life of the mother.
If you believe that the Constitution doesn't protect the right to choose an abortion, does it prevent a state from requiring that all couples be sterilized after the birth of their second child?
www.law.umkc.edu /faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/abortion.htm   (745 words)

 CBR / Abortion Pictures
The following abortion images are the backbone of CBR's various public, abortion-education projects (The coins and pencils are included as a size reference and are part of the original photos).
These abortion pictures are available for download so long as you cite CBR as the image source and agree to the following terms.
CBR condemns all abortion related violence and will not associate with groups or individuals who fail to condemn such violence.
www.cbrinfo.org /Resources/pictures.html   (83 words)

 National Abortion Federation (NAF)
NAF calls on the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm lower court rulings that the federal abortion ban is unconstitutional because it prohibits abortions as early as 13 weeks in pregnancy and lacks an exception to protect women's health.
Since 1996 there have been 11 bombings, 25 attempted bombings and arsons, and 35 arsons aimed at abortion providers in the U.S. and Canada.
NAF serves as the preeminent source for abortion information and assistance regarding clinic violence.
www.prochoice.org   (179 words)

 Abortion definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Abortion: In medicine, an abortion is the premature exit of the products of conception (the fetus, fetal membranes, and placenta) from the uterus.
It is the loss of a pregnancy and does not refer to why that pregnancy was lost.
A spontaneous abortion is the same as a miscarriage.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=2091   (124 words)

 Category:Abortion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This category is part of WikiProject Abortion, a collaborative effort to improve articles related to abortion, abortion law, the abortion debate, and the history of abortion.
If you would like to participate, you can choose to edit the article attached to this page, or visit the project page.
The main article for this category is Abortion.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Abortion   (111 words)

 MedlinePlus: Abortion
Abortion in the U.S. (Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation) - Links to PDF
Abortion, Miscarriage, and Breast Cancer Risk (05/30/2003, National Cancer Institute)
Abortion Surveillance - United States, 2002 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/abortion.html   (175 words)

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