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By Dorothy E. McBride

This paintings is a balanced presentation of the pro-life/pro-choice controversy, displaying all facets of the talk and why it's so tricky to resolve.

• basic assets comprise excerpts from significant superb complaints, legislative accounts and legislation glided by Congress, and old documents

• presents tables exhibiting states' legislation on abortion and public opinion on a variety of facets of the abortion controversy

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Abortion in the United States. A Reference Handbook

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Four states repealed their laws—Washington by referendum and Alaska, Hawaii, and New York by legislative action. By 1973, however, the opposition to reform was also gaining strength. In Michigan and North Dakota, referendums for abortion without condition up to 20 weeks of pregnancy failed by large margins. Lobbying efforts in state legislatures stalled, especially those promoting repeal. Because of the New York repeal, many women traveled there to obtain abortions through referrals operated by Planned Parenthood and other organizations.

Wade and the legalization of abortion are under assault from the antichoice forces. Roe is the law of the land. The antichoice people think they know better and do not have to respect what the Court ruled. They want to turn back the clock to a time, not so long ago, when desperate women resorted to the humiliation of illegal abortions. In those days, many young women were ignorant about birth control; when they found themselves pregnant they would get into bad marriages and be subject to frequent pregnancies; their lives—from their education to their maturity—were cut short.

Pro-choice frames claim that equality for zygotes means turning women into incubators. At the same time, they use medical terms like zygote, embryo, and fetus, never terms such as baby or unborn child. Frames and Framing: Tools for Understanding Abortion Debates The next chapter describes the range and depth of the abortion conflict in the United States by tracing several policy debates from the early 1970s to the present. A policy debate is a structured discussion that takes place in public arenas for the benefit of policymakers in government.

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