Abortion Debate

Here are several resources to get you started researching your positions for the abortion debate.
As always be critical of your sources, looking for
  • Bias
  • Reputable authorship
  • Persuasive or inflammatory language
  • Facts and statistics from reputable sources
  • Broad generalizations
  • Religious, moral, or ethical opinions

Be aware of how your search terms can change your results!

A few books have been pulled for you, or try these online sources.

Pregnancy and Abortion Facts

Stages of Pregnancy by the U.S. Dept . of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health
How Your Baby Grows During Pregnancy by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Abortion - Surgical By the National Institute of Health
Abortion - Medical By the National Institute of Health
Pregnancy Statistics and Outcomes by the Center for Disease Control
Second-Trimester Abortion Overview by Reproductive Health Technologies Project
Abortion in the U.S. Fact Sheet by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a non-profit focused on health care issues and information.
National Abortion Federation (clinical practitioners association)

Supreme Court

Roe v. Wade From the Supreme Court Historical Society
Google News ArchivesBe sure to search the Archives by Custom Date Range for actual news coverage at the time.


Opposing Viewpoints
A great resource, as it collects opinion pieces, reference sources, magazine articles, journal articles and news.
Points of View - chichigh password
Also includes viewpoints, reference sources, magazines, news articles, primary source and more.
Rosen Teen Health and Wellness CHICOPEE clic
Search: Reproductive Rights to find information on legal issues, history, and pro-choice and pro-life movements.


"Why is the US Still Hung Up on the Abortion Debate? A Bio-Ethics Perspective"
Google News


Planned Parenthood
National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL)
An Economist argues that legalized abortion led to a drop in crime rates.


National Right to Life
Operation Rescue