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Transcript of Abortion

Religious View
Roe v. Wade
Pro-Life Alliance of Gays And Lesbians
The LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) community formed an interest group called the Pro-Life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians (PLAGAL).
The group was started in 1990 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Washington D.C. it was formally known as "Gays Against Abortion".
PLAGAL's research shows that there is a link between abortion and breast cancer, which they feel has been rejected by the medical community.
The LGBT community feels as though a mother also should not abort her baby because of HIV, because there are ways to prevent the baby from transmitting the virus.
LGBT Community
Male :
"Men's abortion rights"
Men's Rights Activist (MRA) have the idea that men have the right to interfere with the women's right and/or decision to abortion.
The MRA argues that the state should enforce that women consult with men before they decide on abortion decisions.
They feel that it is unfair that the women can make all the decisions when it is a joint ownership.

Nevada maintains a
Freedom of Choice Act
A physician may not perform an abortion until after they inform about probable gestational age of unborn child, describes the procedure and risks, and explains emotional consequences.
Licensed physicians by the State of Nevada.
Chiropractic and Osteopathic physicians are explicitly prohibited.
Funding with restrictions.
Only when necessary to preserve the life of the women or when the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest.
Judaism & Islam
Frown upon human sacrifice
Believes fetus is "mere fluid"
"moment of creation" is said to occur either at 40 days or when the bones and arteries begin to form
Allows abortion
Danger to mother's life
Biblically forbidden relationship
Impregnation of unmarried woman
Mental/Physical defects to fetus
Under 17 or over 40
Roman Catholic
"Life begins at conception"
Mainline Churches
Fundamentalist/Evangelical Churches
Abortion is infanticide
Buddhism & Hinduism
Good and Bad
Belief of rebirth
Believes soul enters fetus
Allows abortion w/ valid reason
Allows abortion if harmful to the mother or child

*Some countries in which the dominant religion has severe restrictions against abortion, also have the highest rate
According to a Gallup poll 44% of women consider themselves pro choice more likely than men.
Around 23 % of women thought abortion should be illegal under all circumstances.
37 % of women rather keep abortion available for those who want it.
38% of women think the guidelines on abortion should be more strict.

In general (some disagree):
Roe v Wade
Should be illegal
Unborn child has the right to life and should not be infringed upon by others (like any individual).
14th Amendment applies to unborn children.
Supports educational funding to teach alternatives in schools.
Ex: Abstinence-teach prevention of unwanted children and prevent spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

In general (some disagree):
Roe v Wade
Should be legal
Women's right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay.
Personal decision between a woman, her family, and her doctor.
No place for politics or government
What is abortion?

"the deliberate termination of human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy."
Jessica Stewart
Ashley Lively
Vanessa Esperano
Kaela Green
Jason Burchette
Ashley Nakamoto
Pro Life
Pro Choice

--January 22, 1973

--Historic Supreme Court Decision overturning a Texas interpretation of abortion making abortion legal in the United States

--The Supreme Court made their decision on the basis of the 14th Amendment. A criminal statue that did not take into account the stage of pregnancy or other interests than the life of the mother was deemed a violation of Due Process.

Why do women have abortions?
What is Pro Life?
Opposing abortion and euthanasia
Science supports the Pro Life argument
The Fetus IS a PERSON
Roe v. Wade
decision permits murder and must be overturned
The People ARE ProLife
Women’s Health
Pro Life Alliance's mission is The National Pro Life Alliance's members, staff and volunteers are dedicated of halting this slaughter once and for all. And despite the many remaining obstacles, there is light at the end of the tunnel
Pro Life Alliance has 650,000 members.
What is pro choice?
Advocating legalizing abortion
It Is A Woman’s Rights Issue
Abortion is a Woman’s Health Issue
Life begins at Birth
Population Control
Reduction in Crime Rate
NARAL (National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws) Pro Choice America's mission is to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproduction choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.
NARAL Pro Choice America has a total of 35 state affiliation and 500,000 members
Nevada's View
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