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Reproductive health is a general term covering birth control, contraception, and family planning. It also may include the issues of abortion, reproductive rights, and right to life, as well as the pro-life movement.
- Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
- Global Reproductive Health Forum Web Site, Harvard University.
- Daily Reproductive Health Report, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
- Reproductive Health Technologies Project.
- Ann Rose's Ultimate Birth Control Links.
- Birth Control/Family Planning, Calgary Health Region.
Related SourceWatch Resources
- Planned Parenthood
- population control
- Unborn Victims of Violence Act
- U.S. presidential election, 2004
- women's rights
- Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.
- Compare where public figures stand on Abortion - whereIstand.com
- Pro Life.com
- Naral Pro Choice
- "I Had an Abortion"
- Reader's Companion to U.S. Women's History, "Pro-Choice and Antiabortion Movements": "Paul M. Weyrich, founder of the Heritage Foundation and the Committee for the Survival of a Free Congress, was the first leader to make opposition to abortion a litmus test for candidates. Richard Viguerie, the fund-raising and direct-mail pioneer, used the abortion issue to raise millions of dollars for conservative efforts. Kevin Phillips, who founded the Conservative Caucus, mobilized the conservative grassroots."
- Pro-Life Press Releases: Abortion News (re Legislation 1997-2004), United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
- 104th Congress: Analysis of 1996 ACU Ratings of Congress, conservative.org.
- 105th Congress: Rolling Back Women's Rights: Vote Analysis Reveals Anti-equity Bias, NOW, October 1998.
- U.S. Congress Roll Call Votes on Abortion and Other Right-to- Life Issues During 1997 and 1998, National Right to Life Committee, October 1998.
- 106th Congress: National Right to Life Scorecard on Abortion and Other Right-to-Life Issues, U.S. House of Representatives 1999-2000, National Right to Life Committee, October 10, 2000.
- 107th Congress: Votes on Abortion (Preliminary) (as of August 1, 2002).
- 108th Congress: S. 3: "A bill to prohibit the procedure commonly known as partial-birth abortion". For the purposes of S. 3, "Partial-birth abortion" is defined as "an abortion in which the person performing the abortion: (1) deliberately and intentionally vaginally delivers a living fetus until, in the case of a head-first presentation, the entire fetal head is outside the mother's body, or, in the case of a breech presentation, any part of the fetal trunk past the navel is outside the mother's body; and (2) performs the overt act, other than completion of delivery, that kills the partially delivered living fetus."
Articles & Commentary
- David Espo, "U.S. Senate votes to ban 'partial-birth' abortions in late pregnancies," AP, March 13, 2003.
- Robin Toner, "House Bans an Abortion Method," The New York Times, June 5, 2003: On June 4th, "The House overwhelmingly approved legislation tonight to outlaw what abortion opponents call partial birth abortion, putting the anti-abortion movement on the brink of a major victory."
- Judy Keen and Kathey Kiely, "Bush: USA isn't ready for total abortion ban," USA Today, October 29, 2003: "President George W. Bush, who campaigned as an opponent of abortion, said Tuesday that Americans aren't ready to support a complete ban. ... Next week, he will sign into law the first federal restriction since the Supreme Court legalized abortion in 1973. The new law will outlaw a procedure that opponents have labeled 'partial-birth abortion.' ... Bush has never called for a ban on all abortions."
- Tom Raum, "Abortion Bill May Trigger Election Fight," White House AP, November 6, 2003: "President Bush's signing of a ban on a certain type of abortion helps him shore up re-election support within his party's conservative core. It also appears to be triggering some unintended political consequences, from mobilizing abortion-rights activists, who consider it the first attack on the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion, to setting up a divisive election-year battle over the court's next vacancy. ... Given the strong passions surrounding any abortion question, the president's signing of a bill Wednesday that outlaws what critics call partial-birth abortion could have political ramifications far beyond the medical and ethical issues at stake."
- Peter Wallsten, "If Ax Falls on Roe, It May Also Split GOP," Los Angeles Times, July 4, 2005. Re retirement of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.