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Confronting Abortion Stigma

Confronting Abortion Stigma | Global Insights | Scoop.it

Late last month, a New Mexico state representative introduced a bill that would further punish women who are raped, as if sexual violence isn’t enough of a violation. The original bill was based on the notion that having an abortion following a rape equated “tampering with evidence” and would have made abortion in case of rape a felony offense. The absurdity of the bill eventually led to it being withdrawn, but that the idea of forcing raped women into pregnancy and motherhood was proposed at all—and in a state where one in four women reports having been raped—is odious to say the least.

 

While this bill was particularly offensive, every day of every week several state legislatures are hard at work creating more and more restrictions to punish both women in need of abortion and the medical professionals providing safe abortion care.


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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 22, 2013 9:34 PM

Someone you know has been or is going to be stigmatized like this until we change the status quo.

Gracie Passette's curator insight, February 23, 2013 12:15 AM

Feminst issues must be a part of how we address sexuality positively.

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Sturgeon against new abortion law

Sturgeon against new abortion law | Global Insights | Scoop.it
Scotland's Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says reducing the time limit for abortions risks sending women "to the back streets".

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Yoana Infante's curator insight, October 6, 2014 12:33 AM

EXTRA CREDIT

The liberal in the article believes that there should abortion should be available for a longer period of time during the pregnancy.  

 

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Is Having An Abortion Likely To Damage a Woman's Mental Health? | Psychology Today

Is Having An Abortion Likely To Damage a Woman's Mental Health? | Psychology Today | Global Insights | Scoop.it

This is one of a series of blog posts about a controversial review in a high-profile journal claiming serious negative health consequences for women if they obtained an abortion. This one evaluates the evidence mustered in the review for the strongly worded conclusion that abortion puts women's mental health at risk.


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Pregnant Teen Sues Parents Who Are Trying To Force An Abortion

Pregnant Teen Sues Parents Who Are Trying To Force An Abortion | Global Insights | Scoop.it
A pregnant 16-year-old girl in Texas, who is identified only by the initials R.E.K., is suing her parents to stop them from forcing her to have an…

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Withhold Baby's Sex to Prevent 'Sex Selection' Abortions, Doctor Says | Pregnancy | LiveScience

Withhold Baby's Sex to Prevent 'Sex Selection' Abortions, Doctor Says | Pregnancy | LiveScience | Global Insights | Scoop.it
To prevent female feticide, doctors should not disclose the sex of the baby until after the a pregnant woman is 30 weeks pregnant.

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