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Abortion. By: Halley Horne, Rebecca Sparandeo, and Lauren Blum. The Controversy. Pro-Life supporters believe abortion is wrong; the killing of an innocent human being. Pro-Choice supporters believe abortion should be legal; it should be the woman’s choice.

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Abortion

Abortion

By: Halley Horne, Rebecca Sparandeo, and Lauren Blum


The controversy

The Controversy

  • Pro-Life supporters believe abortion is wrong; the killing of an innocent human being.

  • Pro-Choice supporters believe abortion should be legal; it should be the woman’s choice.


Pro life vs pro choice

Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice


Opposing views

Opposing Views

Pro - Choice

  • The mother’s mental or physical health is in danger

  • The baby is going to be severely disabled

  • The mother was a rape or incest victim

  • Financial problems, where a baby can't be sustained

  • The mother has an STD and gives it to the baby

  • Woman’s choice on what goes on in her body


Pro choice

Pro-Choice


Opposing views1

Opposing Views

Pro - Life

  • Abortion takes an innocent life.

  • Life is only taken legally through self-defense, execution, or war.

  • Abortion is unsafe.

  • A fetus can feel pain in the second trimester.

  • Emotional scars

  • Adoption or foster care


Pro life

Pro-Life


History of abortion

History of Abortion

  • Connecticut (1821) - First to ban

  • (1860) - Twenty states make illegal

  • Roe vs. Wade (1973) - legalize abortion by 14th Amendment

  • 1976 - Hyde Amendment: No fundings


History of abortion1

History of Abortion

  • 1977 - A revised Hyde Amendment

  • Bellotti vs. Bared (1979) - Teens do not need parental consent

  • F.A.C.E (1994) - Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act

  • Partial Birth Abortion (2003) - Ban late-term abortions - 19 states


Banning abortion

Banning Abortion

  • Two ways:

    • Supreme Court

    • Constitutional Amendment


Pro life goal

Pro-Life Goal

  • Ban abortion

  • Raise awareness about other options:

    • Raising the child

    • Adoption


Pro choice goal

Pro-Choice Goal

  • Build more abortion clinics

  • Make abortions more accessible and affordable

  • Create “after abortion” counseling service


Iowa abortion laws

Iowa Abortion Laws

  • Parents of a minor must be notified

  • Public funding only in effect for life endangerment, rape, or incest

  • Partial-birth and last-term pregnancies banned

  • Abortionists must be a physician or osteopath licensed to practice medicine and surgery

  • Refusal to perform abortion

  • Murder of a fetus that is aborted alive

  • Abortion reported to Iowa DoH

  • Nonconsensual abortion

  • Safe Haven Act


Iowa abortion statistics

Iowa Abortion Statistics

  • Statistics

    • 2008 - 12% of Iowan pregnancies resulted in abortion

    • Highest abortion numbers: Polk County, Johnson County, and Linn County

    • Two-thirds of teen abortions occur between 18-19 years


Pro life vs pro choice1

Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice


Other information

Other Information

  • One study found that 86% of abortions are done for the sake of convenience.

  • 1 in 3 U.S. women have an abortion by the age of 45.

  • There are over a million abortions in the U.S. each year.

  • There have been more than 53 million abortions performed in the States since Roe v. Wade was decided back in 1973.


Other information1

Other Information

  • Pro-life protesters can be considered potential terrorists

  • A ‘safe’ abortion usually occurs within the 1st trimester or early in the 2nd trimester

  • Some abortion clinics have been caught selling aborted baby parts

  • Only 13 out of 50 states do not require any parental consent when getting an abortion.


Sources

Sources

  • "An Overview of Abortion Laws." Guttmacher Institution. Guttmacher Institution, 1 Aug. 2013. Web. 22 Aug. 2013.

  • Snyder, Michael. "19 Facts About Abortion In America That Should Make You Very Sick." The American Dream. Atahualpa & WordPress, 10 Feb. 2012. Web. 30 Aug. 2013.

  • "Considering Abortion: Explore All Your Options." Abortion Education. N.p., 2012. Web. 28 Aug. 2013. "AbortionFacts.com." Abortion Facts. N.p., 2013. Web. 27 Aug. 2013.

  • Kliff, Sarah. "Fewer Americans Identify as Pro-choice, but Support for Abortion Rights Isn’t Dropping." Washington Post. The Washington Post, 23 May 2012. Web. 04 Sept. 2013.

  • "Pro-Life." Virtuous Planet. Virtuous Planet, 2003. Web. 04 Sept. 2013.


Sources1

Sources

  • "Introduction to Abortion." Controversial Issue. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Aug. 2013.

  • "History and Debate of Abortion." Debate.Org. N.p., 2013. Web. 27 Aug. 2013.

  • "Abortion." - Planned Parenthood. PLanned Parenthood Federation of American, Inc., 2013. Web. 30 Aug. 2013.

  • Hawkins, Kristan. "History of Abortion." Students for Life. Students for Life of America, n.d. Web. 29 Aug. 2013.

  • Belden, Peter. "New Goals for the Pro-Choice Movement in the United States? Accessible, Affordable, Destigmatized." RH Reality Check. Hewlett Foundation, 18 Jan. 2012. Web. 29 Aug. 2013.

  • Fairchild, Hailey. "WGGST 215 Final." Pro-life vs. Pro-Choice. Hailey Fairchild, 5 June 2012. Web. 04 Sept. 2013


Sources2

Sources

  • "Women's Health." Abortion Methods, Safety, and Frequently Asked Questions. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Aug. 2013.

  • "AbortionFacts.com." Abortion Facts. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Aug. 2013.

  • "Post-Abortion Problems: Post-Abortion Syndrome." Post-Abortion Problems: Post-Abortion Syndrome. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Aug. 2013. "LifeNews.com." LifeNews.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Sept. 2013.

  • “Abortion Statistics” Iowa Right to Life. N.p., 2008. Web. 03 Sept. 2013

  • PewResearch. "Widening Regional Divide over Abortion Laws." PewResearch. N.p., 26 July 2013. Web.


Videos

Videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hVSFh__xss

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQvgjbRPjOk


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