Tag: Roe v Wade (Supreme Court Decision)

How U.S. Abortion Law Compares With Other Nations

Abortion in Italy is broadly legal and free, but nearly three-quarters of doctors there have registered as conscientious objectors, and are exempted from performing abortions for religious or moral reasons. Other doctors feel pressure from colleagues not to provide abortions, Professor Mishtal and colleagues found. “It has a chilling effect,” she said. “There is an […]

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March For Life Rally Unfolds with Eye on Supreme Court

Anti-abortion protesters descended on Washington from across the country on Friday for the annual March for Life, a ritual that this year took on the tone of a celebration as they anticipated the Supreme Court overturning the decision that established a constitutional right to abortion half a century ago. The marchers have arrived by the […]

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I Underestimated the Boundless Cruelty of the G.O.P.

The 1994 Republican landslide helped show that railing against abortion could be an effective political tactic. Years later, when Mike Pence, then still a congressman from Indiana, introduced legislation to defund Planned Parenthood, I met with one of the few moderate Republican elected officials left in another conservative state. We had three health centers in […]

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Why the Medical Establishment Shied Away From Abortion

That individual physicians might wish to avoid turning themselves — and, potentially, their patients, co-workers and families — into targets of wrath and violence is understandable. Less understandable is the failure of the mainstream medical community, and an array of powerful institutions within it, to respond to the hostility and violence directed at clinics and […]

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