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Questions tagged [abortion]

Questions about politics related to abortion.

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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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Will allowing abortion actually reduce violent criminals and welfare program? [closed]

Does abortion benefit "so" conservatives' agenda? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zk6gOeggViw Freakonomics say that abortion in 1970 reduces crime in 1990. The poor and welfare recipients are 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 ...