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ABORTION PATHFINDER

DEFINITION: “Premature expulsion from the uterus of the products of conception, either the embryo or a nonviable fetus." Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary.

NARROW THE TOPIC:

Should the rights of the unborn be more important than those of the mother?
When does life begin?
What can be done about abortion clinic bombings?
Should aborted fetuses be used for medical research?
Should parents be notified when their teenagers before a teenager has an abortion?
How can Roe v. Wade be overturned?
Should an ultrasound be required prior to an abortion? Should late term abortions be permitted?
Is the abortion procedure safe?
Is abortion immoral?
Is abortion justified after a rape? Is partial birth abortion infanticide?

ONLINE CATALOG SUBJECT HEADINGS:

Abortion
Birth control
Right to life
Pro-choice movement
Pro-life movement

SELECTED PRINT RESOURCES:

Abortion in the United States : a reference handbook / Dorothy E. McBride.
by McBride, Dorothy E.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, [2007].
Call #: HQ767.5.U5 M3727 2007
Location: Reference - 1st floor

Abortion and social responsibility : depolarizing the debate / Laurie Shrage.
by Shrage, Laurie, 1953-
New York : Oxford University Press, c2003.
Call #: HQ767.15 .S52 2003
Location: Main Stacks

Reproductive issues in America : a reference handbook / Janna C. Merrick, Robert H. Blank.
by Merrick, Janna C.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2003.
Call #: RG133.5 .M47 2003
Location: Main Stacks

STATISTICS:

Facts on Induced Abortion in the United States - Guttmacher Institute [http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_induced_abortion.html]

CDC’s Abortion Surveillance System: FAQs - Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [http://www.cdc.gov/Reproductivehealth/Data_Stats/Abortion.htm]

ELECTRONIC INDEXES:

ProQuest
Academic Search
Points of View Reference Center
TOPICsearch
CINAHL with Full Text

GOOGLE SCHOLAR: abortion (search limited to results from 2000 to 2010)

SUGGESTED INTERNET SITES:

National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League [http://www.naral.org/]

National Organization for Women [http://www.now.org/]

National Right to Life Committee [http://www.nrlc.org/]

Family Research Council [http://www.frc.org/]

Religious Tolerance [http://www.religioustolerance.org/]

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Mark Jackson,
Aug 9, 2010, 11:15 AM
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