Questions tagged [abortion]

Questions about politics related to abortion.

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What countries in the world have legalized both abortion and cannabis?

As far as I am aware, Uruguay is the only country in the Americas that has legalized both abortion and cannabis: Abortion was legalized in 2012, followed by same-sex marriage and cannabis in the ...
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Roughly what proportion of people think that abortion should be allowed, even if fetuses are persons?

There are two main ways of justifying support of abortion in relation to the potential personhood of a fetus/embryo. Between conception and birth(or some time before), fetuses/embryos are not ...
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Are there pro abortion arguments that do not deny the humanity of a fetus? [closed]

In abortion vs non abortion the argument is about whether fetus is a living human or not. Are there popular pro abortion arguments that acknowledge that fetus are humans anyway but it should be legal ...
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Are there correlation/causation between abortion legalization and economic growth?

There are 4 ways to deal with abortion Criminalize Legalize Legal and Free (I've heard in Israel) Legal and free. Also mandatory for welfare recipients. I suppose the more pro-abortion a state is ...
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How do proponents of abortion bans, except for instances of sexual assault, propose to restrict access to victims of real assaults?

Many people and politicians who oppose abortion propose to ban the practice but make exceptions for cases of sexual assault. Under such a regime, anyone could claim to be sexually assaulted and thus ...
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Rationale for including incest as common abortion exception in addition to rape and health

This is a sensitive subject so let me be clear: I am not looking for opinions on abortion (good or bad). I am not looking for opinions on whether or not rape, health or incest are reasonable ...
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What is the rationale for Democrats attempting to exempt African-Americans from this Ohio abortion ban?

According to USA Today the Democratic Party attempted to pass a slew of amendments to Ohio Senate Bill 23, which would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. Most of them were pretty ...
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Are there serious proponents of post birth abortion? [closed]

I recently watched a podcast with Joe Rogan and Alex Jones, which is my own fault. The topic was a conspiracy theory about post-birth abortions, organ harvesting and the controversy surrounding the ...
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Why did Democrats in the Senate oppose the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (2019 S.130)?

The U.S. Senate voted in February 2019 to block the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which in the words of the bill itself would prohibit: a health care practitioner from failing to ...
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Can the Virginia State Government have a public referendum on 3rd trimester abortion: simply yea or nay?

Can the Va voters vote "yea"or "nay" to 3rd trimester abortion? Whether this would be binding or non-binding. Thanks
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Restricting voting on abortion to women [closed]

Should voting on the issue of abortion be restricted to women? What would this mean for a democracy?
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Why isn't it a woman's choice to be a prostitute?

The non-legal argument in favor of abortion is that its a woman's body, therefore it should be the woman's choice. Why isn't that argument applied to prostitution? It seems to me that we as a society ...
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Why is abortion considered an individualist dilemma? [closed]

In this question: If conservatism believes in individualism, then why do conservatives often support regulation of personal decisions?, the questioner asks why right-wingers regulate "personal ...
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Does legal abortion reduce the costs of welfare and violent crime? [closed]

Does abortion benefit some conservatives' agendas? Abortions and Crime: Freakonomics Movie, (which, according to youtube commentator Matt Mitchell, is a disingenuously biased abridgement of the more ...
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How can I find the name of a bill mentioned in the press?

Recently I have read a lot of news stories saying that President Trump is working on a religious freedom law which could allow doctors to refuse to do abortions or treat transgender patients. However,...
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Why would the government care about sex-selective abortions?

It is often claimed that China and India have tens of millions of women "missing" because of sex selective abortions and that apparently this is a "very large issue". But why exactly would it be a big ...
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Do feminists oppose sex-selective abortion?

It is well known that the human sex ratio (men/women) is high in India and China due to gender-based abortion and infanticide (e.g. India and China). Under certain interpretations of the word, this ...
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What's the point of banning abortions where abortion clinics are available in nearby countries? [closed]

As an example, Ireland currently bans abortions while they are fully legal in the UK. So there is nothing to stop a pregnant Irish woman from taking a plane/ferry to the UK, getting an abortion, and ...
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Are there any legal documents allowing the US government to dictate the matter of abortion?

To me, it seems the government is overstepping its bounds when it restricts women's access/right to proper abortions. Are there any legal documents stating that the government has a right to ...
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Why do pro-life people oppose punishing women who have abortions?

It seems everyone is upset with what Trump said yesterday, that there should be some form of punishment for women having abortion. It makes sense that pro-choice people are not happy about that, but ...
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What exactly did Donald Trump say about abortion?

Many news reports say that in an interview with Chris Matthews in March 2016, Donald Trump said that women who have abortions should be punished. What exactly did he say?
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Why does the “Right to Privacy” not apply to reparative therapy?

Reparative Therapy, sometimes called Conversion Therapy or "Pray away the Gay" is a form of counseling which is sought by some people in order to change a perceived sexual orientation. While there is ...
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Is the abortion debate as divisive outside the US as it is inside?

In the United States, abortion is a highly polarizing issue: We have political organizations with substantial influence on the major parties, it is a regular topic of debate amongst candidates (less ...