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Abortion History - United States

Resources on the history of abortion, especially on the history of how abortion has come to be such a controversial subject in America.
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Abortion Controversy History - US
From your About Guide, a brief outline of the key events in the US abortion controversy.

Planned Parenthood
A profile of the organization Planned Parenthood, a major provider of women's reproductive health services in America.

Jane
The abortion referral service "Jane" helped thousands of women seeking abortions in the years before Roe v. Wade. Read more about Jane's place in the history of the women's liberation movement.

Norma McCorvey
Norma McCorvey was Roe in the famous Roe v. Wade case. But Norma McCorvey is also famous for converting from a pro-choice to an anti-abortion point of view.

Abortion Speak-out
The 1969 abortion speak-out let women's voices be heard. Learn about why radical feminists staged the abortion speak-out.

Clergy Consultation Service on Abortion
Clergy Consultation Service on Abortion profile: an organization (before Roe v Wade) of clergy members who referred women to safe abortions.

Planned Parenthood
A profile of the organization Planned Parenthood, a major provider of women's reproductive health services in America.

Jane
The abortion referral service "Jane" helped thousands of women seeking abortions in the years before Roe v. Wade. Read more about Jane's place in the history of the women's liberation movement.

Aborted Funds
In this lesson plan (grades 6-12) from the New York Times, students learn about the United Nations Population fund and the U.S. government's attitudes towards funding family planning and abortion services overseas.

The Battle For Saliency
Abortion and the 1992 campaign, in an article from the Atlantic Monthly by William Schneider.

Catholics and Abortion: Authority vs. Dissent
Rosemary Radford Ruether details the history in the 1980s in the United States, when Catholics for a Free Choice dissented from the church hierarchy's position on abortion and birth control. The article discusses the relationship of American culture and church policy on abortion.

Feminism and Abortion
Martha Bayles, writing in 1990 for the Atlantic Monthly, uses the pro-choice position as an example of what she sees as the failures of feminism.

Koedt, Anne. Abortion Rally Speech
From a speech at an abortion repeal rally on March 24, 1968. Part of an early women's liberation movement publication, Notes from the First Year.

New York Times: Abortion Index
Current and not-so-current stories from the archives of the New York Times on abortion and related topics. Site requires free registration and login.

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