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Questions tagged [abortion]

Termination of pregnancy by removal of fetus or embryo from the mother body. This process can occur naturally (as in spontaneous abortion/miscarriage) or as a result of a medical procedure/process involving either chemical or surgical interventions. Also may refer to any of the numerous legal, social, political, ethical, religious, moral, philosophical, medical, scientific topics of debate which surround the issue.

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Are 30% of human embryos “spontaneously aborted”?

From Richard Dawkins on Feb 1, 2019 How could I have failed to predict it? My tweet of the beautiful newt embryology film is already triggering the abortion nuts. Did you know, at least 30% of ...
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Did Hillary Clinton support legalising such late-term abortions of fetuses as claimed by Ben Shapiro?

Please note that this question contains some graphic language that some people will find distressing. Ben Shapiro makes two statements about Hillary Clinton's views on allowing abortion of a fetus. ...
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Does elective single embryo transfer (eSET) reduce pro-life hangups against IVF? [closed]

On the Centers for Disease Control website about Elective Single Embryo Transfer or eSET, health experts count the risks of multiple births as including: Some who become pregnant with multiples may ...
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Did over half of the women who had abortions in Canada do so because they were pressured to?

I came across an Abortion Awareness clip that stated: Studies have shown that over half of post-abortive women in Canada say that their decision was heavily pressured and in some cases bullied by ...
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Is this picture from an abortion clinic dumpster?

I found this picture from a reply to Kamala Harris' tweet. Warning, graphic and possibly disturbing image of a man handling what appear to be human fetuses: Click to view. It has the following text:...
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Is 19% of Planned Parenthood's revenue from abortion?

Many anti-abortion sources, such as the ones quoted by this Washington Post fact-check, counter Planned Parenthood's claim that only 3% of its services are abortions with the claim that a large amount ...
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Does Planned Parenthood impose abortion quotas on its clinics and provide incentives to its workers to meet those quotas?

A recent article in the National Review asserts that Planned Parenthood has long been imposing abortion quotas on its clinics nationwide, incentivizing its workers to convince women to terminate ...
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Does “Plan B” (Levonorgestrel) prevent implantation of fertilized eggs?

A common claim made by those who consider contraceptives abortifacients is that "Plan B" (Levonorgestrel) may work by preventing implantation of fertilized eggs. For example, this answer points out ...
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Were 14 million abortions performed on African Americans from 1973 to 2006?

The 2006 book Freed Indeed: The Spiritual Wealth of Black America at page 45 says: since 1973 over fourteen million black babies have been aborted ... at fourteen million, these abortions exceed ...
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Has a human baby's heart started beating only 18 days after conception?

I saw billboards like this driving around Florida: 18 Days from conception my HEART was beating [...] Prolife Across America Is this true?
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Is nearly 50% of Planned Parenthood's earned revenue from abortion? [closed]

According to Planned Parenthood's annual report on page 18, they carried out 327,653 abortions in 2013. The Guttmacher Institute says the average price paid for an abortion is $451. This means ...
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Do abortions make up only 3% of Planned Parenthood's services?

According to this chart, (showing percentages of the absolute number of services provided) only 3% of PP's services are abortions. Source: Planned Parenthood fiscal year 2013-2014 annual report This ...
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Does Planned Parenthood sell the organs of late-term fetuses?

A story has shown up on my news feed claiming "breaking news" that Planned Parenthood harvests organs from late-term abortions. link to blog This is probably the most gut-wrenching story I have ...
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Did banning abortion in Chile lead to lower maternal mortality?

One of the common arguments for legalised abortion is that abortions will continue anyway despite being illegal and these illegal abortions will lead to higher rates of maternal death. This, somewhat ...
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Do abortion procedures ever result in live births?

The following claim was made in a petition that made me sceptical: Every year, children are born alive at the time of the abortion procedure after the 20th week of pregnancy in Europe. Since the ...
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Are these claims about what reduces abortion correct?

This post on tumblr currently has more than 77,500 "notes", so I'd consider it notable. The numbers and letters are mine: Things that lower abortion rates: A1: Better access to condoms A2:...
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Do Crisis Pregnancy Centers lie about the results of pregnancy tests?

According to Planned Parenthood, Crisis Pregnancy Centers have a history of providing misleading or wrong information about abortions. Specifically they state: They have a history of giving women ...
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Are 42% of human deaths worldwide from abortion?

Lately, social media has been flooded with all sorts of "facts" about abortion. This one in particular caught my attention: 42% of yearly deaths in the world are from abortion A worldwide ...
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Roe v. Wade: was the rape claim used or influential in the case? [closed]

Regarding the Roe v Wade case (please try to leave your opinions about abortion aside). It is well known that Norma McCorvey ("Roe") lied about having been raped. It is also seems clear to me that ...
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Does banning abortion significantly increase or decrease the number of abortions?

According to the following article, the oft quoted result that abortion is higher in countries where it is legal is misleading: The obvious problem with The Lancet study is that many of the ...
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Does freely available contraception cut the abortion rate?

A recent study at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (see report here) concluded that provision of free long-acting contraception reduced the number of abortions in its ...
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Are 10% of mental health problems caused by abortion?

A recent meta review (mentioned in some articles in the media, e.g. The Telegraph or CBS News) examining the association between abortion and mental health problems "Abortion and mental health: ...
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Does a fetus feel pain during abortion in gestation week 12-18?

One of the sources of the claim: http://www.blogicus.com/archives/babies_feel_pain_during_abortions.php The fetus can feel pain at 20 weeks. This is probably a conservatively late estimate, but it ...
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Did the legalisation of abortion result in lower crime rates?

In the book Freakanomics, the author speculated that due to the legalization of abortion in the US, crime rates fell because the people that would normally go out and commit these crimes, well they ...
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Do abortions cause breast cancer?

Conservapedia's sub-article on Abortion and Breast Cancer claims that there is an undeniable link between breast cancer and abortions: The vast majority of scientific studies have shown that ...