Category Archives: History of Abortion

What’s Left of ‘My Body, My Right’?

The right to privacy just might be the most widely touted justification for abortion today. Implied within the right to life and to liberty, the concept of “privacy” demarcates the sacred domain of self-possession (my body), autonomy (my choice), and liberty … Continue reading

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Is Planned Parenthood An Abortion Clinic?

Obviously, planned parenthood is an abortion provider, and they happen to be the single leading abortion provider in the U.S. But is that what they are “about”? Is that their overriding focus? Or should they be understood primarily as a … Continue reading

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Human Rights or Person Rights, by: John D. Ferrer

“Human rights” are a major innovation of the modern world. Many trace the inception of this weighty concept to the Magna Carta of the English 13th century. Major statements and variations on human rights have occurred in the French and … Continue reading

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Abortion Methods Over the Centuries, coming soon.

For a pro-choice rendering of historical abortion methods see: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/resources/research-papers/history-birth-control-methods-26784.htm

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Abortion in Cases of Rape

In the battle over Abortion, one of the most common kinds of artillery is also the most eviscerating. The issue is over rape-pregnancies. This ammunition is powerful in arguments on abortion since it multiplies two emotionally charged settings together: abortion … Continue reading

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15 Anti-Abortion Arguments

Picture by: Unknown (accessed 6 May 2013 at: http://www.byrdnick.com/archives/3263#comment-175) Arguments Against Abortion (c) John D. Ferrer, 6 May 2013 The Overall Argument Premise 1) Legality, where possible, should line up with morality. Premise 2) Abortion-on-demand is immoral yet can banned. Conclusion) Therefore … Continue reading

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Abortion News

Boycotts Looming For Eden Foods over “Hobby-Lobby-esque” Contraception Coverage (18 July 2014) Congress Blocks Bill to Restore Contraceptive Coverage in Wake of Hobby Lobby Case (16 July 2014) Abortion Clinic Protections Proposed in Massachusetts (14 July 2014) High School Sophomore … Continue reading

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Judith Jarvis Thomson’s “A Defense of Abortion”

This famous monumental defense of abortion by Judith Jarvis Thomson predates the Roe v. Wade decision by almost two years. In this article submitted to Philosophy & Public Affairs (Vol. 1, no. 1 [Fall 1971]), Thomson argues by various analogies that … Continue reading

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Abortion Statistics

Guttmacher Institute “Women Who Have Abortions” Infographic, 2013 Sources (quoted from http://www.guttmacher.org/media/infographics/US-women-abortions2.html): By age 45 about half of American women will have an unintended pregnancy and nearly 1 in 3 will have an abortion. Sources: Henshaw SK, Unintended pregnancy in the United … Continue reading

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