Abortion 101

Abor­tion 101primer, history

Abor­tion Basics
James Davi­son Hunter lament­ed that debate on abor­tion “takes place in a con­text of colos­sal igno­rance.” A cam­paign of mis­in­for­ma­tion has kept most Amer­i­cans in the dark. These pro­life, pro­choice, and abor­tion-neu­tral sites should fill in the gaps. 

**A Primer on “Abor­tion Dis­tor­tion”**
A good, sol­id look at how lies were used to foist off abor­tion-on-demand in the guise of pre­vent­ing mater­nal deaths. 

**Abor­tion His­to­ry**
Abor­tion his­to­ry, with a focus on the Unit­ed States, and pre-legal­iza­tion abor­tion­ists and prac­tice and crim­i­nal abortions. 

**Abor­tion Laws**
A col­lec­tion of links on abor­tion laws and court deci­sions, with a focus in the Unit­ed States. 

**Abor­tion Mor­tal­i­ty**
Abor­tion is a hor­ri­ble way for a woman to die. Legal­iza­tion has­n’t changed that. We don’t even know how many wom­en’s lives legal abor­tion claims, because nobody’s keep­ing track. 

**Abor­tion Sta­tis­tics**
How many abor­tions are there? Who has them? What kinds of abor­tions are per­formed most often? 

**Abor­tion Tech­niques**
Links on the var­i­ous meth­ods for per­form­ing abortions. 

**Cells, Fetus­es, and Log­ic**
Exam­in­ing the log­ic behind the moral­i­ty of pro­life thought, as reflect­ed in the stem cell debate. 

**Chem­i­cal Abor­tion**
RU-486, methotrex­ate, miso­pros­tol. A boon to women — or to mal­prac­tice attorneys? 

**Polls and Atti­tudes**
A vari­ety of polls and analy­ses from a vari­ety of sources. 

**Promi­nent lib­er­als says for­eign­ers aren’t peo­ple**
Tak­ing apart the proabor­tion “log­ic” that claims the 14th Amend­ment excludes fetus­es from “per­son­hood.”

**Save the Baby Humans Foun­da­tion**
A col­lec­tion of sum­ma­rized abor­tion infor­ma­tion and links. 

**State Pro-Life Efforts/Information**
state-by-state list­ing of life issues resources, news, and orga­ni­za­tions. From abor­tion deaths to local pro-life groups, this is the start­ing point for find­ing your state’s information. 

**Who’s Who?**
Key play­ers in the life issues cul­ture war, from pro life advo­cates to abor­tion enthu­si­asts, his­tor­i­cal fig­ures to con­tem­po­rary activists.