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Abortion Issues

Abortion: Rates Down for Some

Fewer women are choosing to have abortions, according to a report by the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit organization that has studied abortion rates for more than 30 years. From 1990 to 2005, the total number of abortions in the U.S. fell from 1.6 million to 1.2 million.

Despite this drop, the study found that more than 1 in 5 women will have an abortion at some point in her lifetime; however, that rate does not apply equally to all women. Teenagers and young adults ages 20-24 were responsible for much of the decline, while rates increased for women in their 40s.

Are Abortion Pills Better Than Surgical Procedures?

Written by Neil Simmons

Friday, 17 August 2007

Using an abortion pill to terminate an unwanted pregnancy appears to be a safe method and does not affect the health of women who choose it, according to a large study by researchers at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Medical termination of pregnancy posed no danger to future successful pregnancies and did not elevate the risk of having an ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, preterm birth or low birth weight babies in future.

With Latest Abortion Ruling, the Supreme Court Has Decided to Let Congress Play Doctor

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

By Susan Estrich

LOS ANGELES — The Bush/Roberts Court has struck.

Congress is practicing medicine and the Court has decided to let it, in direct conflict with its own precedent.

Five members of the Supreme Court have decided that Congress knows more about obstetrics and gynecology than the doctors in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology do. If Congress doesn’t think a procedure is ever medically necessary, and doctors do, isn’t it obvious that Congress must be right?

Governing the Womb

Posted on Apr 19, 2007

By Ellen Goodman

BOSTON—May I remind you what else was happening on the very day in 2003 when Congress passed the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban. In Florida, the Legislature passed a law that gave politicians the power to override Terri Schiavo’s wishes and have her feeding tube reinserted.

Up and down the East Coast, under two Bush administrations—George and Jeb—politicians were playing doctor and God and patient, trumping both medical opinion and individual rights.

Abortion Case Limits Health Exception

By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID

The Associated Press
Thursday, April 19, 2007; 3:21 PM

WASHINGTON -- Women who want a controversial abortion procedure for health reasons have few options beyond going to court and trying to prove that a Supreme Court decision banning the practice should not apply.

For women facing serious health risks, that may not be practical.

From the book "Jews-GOD-and History"

From the book "Jews-GOD-and History" 

by Max I.Dimont
page 233 chapter 19 "Concerto for Violence"

The ritual-murder charge stemmed from the superstitious belief that
upon each Passover the Jews slew a Christian male child and used his blood to
spray over their Passover *matsoz*(the unleavened bread Jews eat during this
holyday).It was easy for such a notion to take hold in the medieval mind,because
the Old Testament was not translated into the languages of the people untill the

South Dakota's Abortion Ban Showdown

By Rebecca Clarren

Ms. Magazine

October 20, 2006 

Sioux Falls, SD -- College student Dena Gleason, 24, squints at the address on the blue wooden home with the two-car garage, then strolls resolutely toward the front door, armed with an open smile and a clipboard. The smell of freshly mowed grass clings to the thick evening air of midsummer, and the American flag on the porch droops in the heat.