General | Pro
Choice | Pro Life | Law
All sides of the issue
Scroll down to “Topics Covered in this Section” to find
an overview, basic facts, religious/ethical aspects, public opinion,
law and methods of abortion. From ReligiousTolerance.org, a multi-faith
organization in the U.S. and Canada.
Abortion (The Alan Guttmacher Institute)
Links to fact sheets with statistics on the incidence of abortion in the U.S. and worldwide, state-by-state trends, accessibility of abortion services, and more. From the Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI), a nonprofit organization whose “goal is to ensure the highest standard of sexual and reproductive health for all people worldwide.”
Provides questions and answers on choosing abortion (surgical and versus the abortion pill) as well as other pregnancy options. From Planned Parenthood Federation of America, a reproductive health care organization.
Methods of Abortion
Provides questions and answers on abortion procedures (surgical and versus the abortion pill) as well as a look at Parental Consent and Notification Laws state by state. From Planned Parenthood Federation of America, a reproductive health care organization.
NARAL: Pro Choice
Provides legislation, facts and issues briefs, and publications
on abortion and reproductive health and safety. From NARAL, formerly
known as the National Abortion and Reproduction Rights Action League,
“the political arm of the pro-choice movement and a strong advocate
of reproductive freedom and choice.”
National Abortion Federation
Click on “Abortion Facts” under the tab “About Abortion” for fact sheets on all aspects of abortion. From the National Abortion Federation, a professional association of abortion providers in the U.S. and Canada.
Organization for Women
Discusses current issues and legislative information
as well as NOW's current stand and history supporting abortion rights.
From the National Organization for Women, an organization “dedicated
to making legal, political, social and economic change in our society
in order…to eliminate sexism and end all oppression.”
Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
Discusses abortion for the perspective of several major world religions. Site includes links to press releases and action alerts. From the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, a group that " brings the moral power of religious communities to ensure reproductive choice through education and advocacy."
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Family Research Council: Abortion Resources
Provides links to publications on different aspects of abortion. From the Family Research Council, a group trying to “formulate public policy that values human life and upholds the institutions of marriage and the family.”
A pro-life news service with articles covering state, national, and international events. From LifeNews.com, an “independent news agency devoted to reporting news that affects the pro-life community.”
Right to Life
Defines abortion and discusses different abortion techniques.
Includes links to a timeline, facts, legislation, and alternatives
to abortion. From the National Right to Life, an organization founded
in 1973 in opposition to the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling
that legalized abortion.
Pro-Life Action League
Contains action news, abortion information, and links to other pro-life sites. From the Pro-Life Action League, a group founded in 1980 “with the aim of saving unborn children through non-violent direct action.”
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Abortion Policies – A Global Review
United Nations Report of abortion laws by country available as downloadable Microsoft Word files. Last updated in 2002.
v Wade: Key US abortion ruling
A brief overview of the importance of Roe v Wade, the Supreme Court
decision that legalized abortion in the U.S. From the BBC News.
Supreme Court's Evolving Rulings on Abortion
In 2005, National Public Radio released a timeline, with summaries, of U.S. Supreme Court cases related to abortion.
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