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One of the most divisive political debates in the United
States today concerns the question of whether and in what circumstances
a woman should have the right to abort (end) a pregnancy.
All sides of the issue introduction to the issue from Ontario
(Canada) Commission on Religious Tolerance. 'Abortion: All sides'
includes a brief summary of the statistics of abortion, an outline of
opposing beliefs, and a series of essays on the ethical/religious
implications of the debate.
Debates of Our Times: Abortion introductory essay includes
polling data on US attitudes; Gallup and other opinion poll results are
tracked since 1975
Updates: Abortion a collection of resources on the topic; be
sure to check their discussion forums
@ Information Please dictionary definition, encyclopedia
entry, and statistics by year and by country.
Ground interesting group that tries to help people with
opposing views on abortion find understanding: "Pro-Life and Pro-Choice
Groups Use Dialogue and Shared Concerns to Find Common Ground...The
Common Ground Network for Life and Choice believes that the abortion
conflict provides an opportunity for dialogue and creative
problem-solving through facilitated dialogues and addressing shared
v. Wade information on the 1973 court case that legalized
abortion throughout the United States; see the decision