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Research and Activism Project done for Women's Studies on Abortion. It includes the History, Government and a survey done on campus.

Research and Activism Project done for Women's Studies on Abortion. It includes the History, Government and a survey done on campus.

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  • 1.  
  • 2.
    • HISTORY
    • GOVERNMENT
    • WOMEN
    • MEN
    • Survey Results
  • 3.
    • There is evidence to suggest that, historically, pregnancies were terminated through a number of methods, including the administration of herbs, the use of sharpened implements, the application of abdominal pressure, and other techniques.
  • 4.
    • In Ancient Greece a Hippocratic Oath forbade doctors from helping to produce and abortion by using instruments.
    • They suggested exercise, jumping, carrying heavy animals, and riding animals.
  • 5.  
  • 6.
    • Abortion was a common practice in both Greece and Rome
    • There were many opposing voices
  • 7.
    • 1140- Monk John Gratian wrote the moral crime of early abortion was not equivalent to that of homicide.
    • 1200- Pope Innocent III wrote that abortion was homicide.
    • 1395- The Lollards, an english protestant group, denounced the practice of abortion.
    • 1487- Malleus Maleficarum ( The hammer of Witches), a witch-hunting manual, is published in Germany. It accuses midwives who perform abortions of committing witchcraft.
    • 1588- Pope Sixtus V states contraception and abortion were crimes against nature and sins against marriage.
  • 8.
    • 1803-United Kingdom makes abortion after quickening a capital crime
    • 1861-United Kingdom passes the “Offences Against the Person Act, which outlaws abortion
    • 1873-The passage of the “Comstock Law” in the United States makes it a crime to sell, distribute, or own abortion-related products and services.
    • 1820-1900- Primarily through the efforts of physicians in the “American Medical Association” And legislators, most abortions in the U.S. were outlawed.
  • 9.
    • 1920-Lenin legalized all abortions in the Soviet Union
    • 1931-Mexico was the first country in the world to legalized abortion in the case of rape
    • 1935-Nazi Germany amended its eugenics law, to promote abortion for women who have hereditary disorders. The law allowed abortion if a woman gave her permission, and if the fetus was not yet viable, and for purposes of so-called racial hygiene.
    • 1936-Stalin reversed most parts of Lenin’s legalization of abortion in the Soviet Union to increase population growth
    • 1940-1970- Many countries and states legalize abortion
  • 10.
    • 1973- The U.S. Supreme Court declared all the individual state bans on abortion during the first trimester to be unconstitutional, allowed states to regulate but not proscribe abortion during the second trimester, and allowed states to proscribe abortion during the third trimester unless abortion is in the best interest of the woman’s physical or mental health. The court legalized abortion in all trimesters when a woman’s doctor believes the abortion is necessary for her physical or mental health.
  • 11.  
  • 12. AGE NUMBER PERCENTAGE U-15 5 0% 15-19 218 18% 20-24 472 38% 25-29 278 23% 30-34 142 11% 35-39 87 7% 40-44 33 3% 45+ NR
  • 13. EDUCATION NUMBER PERCENTAGE >HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA 201 16% HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA 373 30% SOME COLLEGE 466 38% COLLEGE GRADUATE 135 11% POST GRADUATE 41 3% NONE STATED 19 2%
  • 14. COMPLICATIONS NUMBER PERCENTAGE NONE 1234 100% HEMORRHAGE 0 0% INFECTION 0 0% CERV. LACERATION 0 0% RETAINED TISSUE 1 0% PERFORATIONS 0 0% NOT STATED 0 0%
  • 15.  
  • 16.
    • States 80% of men persuade their girlfriends and wives to make abortion
    • States 1/10 women become infertile
    • States 9/10 cases the girl leaves her boyfriend after abortion
    • States Abortion is the reason for 30% of female deaths
    • States 10% chance a girl will get fat after an abortion
    • States 30% chance a girl will become frigid
    • States 25% chance hair will grow rapidly all over the body
    • States 20% chance the girl’s face will become pimply.
  • 17. Survey Questions
    • Are you Male of Female?
    • What age range would you consider yourself?
    • Do you consider yourself Pro Choice, Pro Life, No Opinion?
    • Do you know anyone who has had an abortion?
    • Have you ever been directly involved in an abortion?
  • 18. Survey Results Total Amount Surveyed 53 Male 16 Female 37
  • 19. Age Range
  • 20. Men’s Stance on Abortion
  • 21. Women’s Stance on Abortion
  • 22. Number of people who know someone who has had an abortion
  • 23.