Abortion

Abortion

Abortion

On January 22, 1973 the Supreme Court of the United States legalized abortion in the case of Roe v Wade.  It was a dramatic day for women’s rights and for the health of millions of women who sought out abortion services.

Prior to this decision, abortion was illegal in most states.  Despite that, many women still desired to abort their pregnancies so they resorted to dangerous and sometimes fatal “back alley abortions” performed by less-than-qualified “doctors.”   As a result, thousands of women died from botched abortions and many more wound up in their local emergency rooms with serious complications.

Ultimately, a few states like New York and California made abortion legal and hundreds and thousands of women flocked to those states to obtain safe, legal abortions.   But this situation obviously only benefited women who could afford to go to those states.  Many more women continued to suffer.

Meanwhile, the Texas state legislature had passed a very restrictive abortion law and that law was challenged by a young woman named Norma McCorvey.  To protect her anonymity, she used the name “Jane Roe” for her case.  That case ultimately made its way to the Supreme Court where she prevailed.

In essence, the Court declared that abortion services should be available to women without restriction until the point of viability (approx 24 weeks).  Suddenly, abortion clinics sprung up all across the country.  Doctors who had witnessed personally the horrors of illegal abortion came forward to offer their services to the abortion clinics.  Today, abortion is one of the safest medical procedures performed on women.

Despite its legality, abortion is one of the most controversial political issues this nation has ever confronted.  The abortion procedure has been severely stigmatized and violence against abortion providers by anti-abortion terrorists has been rampant over the years.  Indeed, several abortion doctors and clinic staff have been murdered by anti-abortion zealots.

Still, many abortion providers have remained stalwart and continue to offer their services to women.  Today, a little over one million women obtain abortions every year.

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73 Responses to “Abortion”


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      1. Pat Richards Says:

        Thanks, Arthur. You should take the time to chime in on the articles!

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  9. Sonia Pataki Says:

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  10. Shower Tile Designs Says:

    I like when you talk about this type of stuff in your blog. Perhaps could you continue this?

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  11. Pat Richards Says:

    I hope all of you are taking the time to visit my blog on the main page. I write on the issue every three or four days! Would love to hear your comments!

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  12. Boost Says:

    A buddy put a link to your blog on my status update–I’m not usually the type of person that enjoys reading blogs but I browsed here anyways out of curiousity. I’m happy that I did, too! I’m a pretty big writer myself and usually I don’t enjoy reading blogs because most authors seem so unfocused, but you have a great writing “voice” that makes your blog a pleasant read. Definitely going to be eagerly awaiting new posts from now on! Expect a critical reader

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    1. Pat Richards Says:

      Hey, Boost, thanks for the kind words. I do enjoy writing, particularly about this subject. Being in the trenches for so many years exposed me to a different side of the abortion issue. If you have any questions you’d like me to answer in a blog, lemme know!

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  13. Showe Says:

    I like when you talk about this type of stuff in your posts. Perhaps could you continue to do this?

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    1. Pat Richards Says:

      Showe, thanks. I write a blog once every three or so days, unless I’m hungover. I had a lot of interesting experiences in the world of abortion and will continue to share them with the public….

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  14. Antwan Utter Says:

    some truly terrific work on behalf of the owner of this site, perfectly great subject material .

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    1. Pat Richards Says:

      Thanks, Antwan! Wow, you are up early (or late as the case may be)!

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      1. Rania Says:

        It seems like this video is just exposing a non-profit that wants to help the girls (gasp!). If you elnimiate a patient’s right to confidentiality, you discourage them from getting the medical help he or she needs. This “pimp” is a disgusting human being that needs to be locked up for a long, long time, but let’s focus on fixing the laws that slap pimps and their clients (those who provide the demand for this service) on the wrists rather than punishing them for putting others in danger. If you cut funding to Planned Parenthood, abortions and STDs will increase (from lack of information and birth control). Also the health of those being exploited will suffer and our ability to help the exploited will diminish. We need to support services like Planned Parenthood in order to encourage empowerment for all women (even those who are exploited).

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        1. Pat Richards Says:

          I’ve said before that Planned Parenthood probably prevents more abortions than any pro-life group!

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  15. Thomas Says:

    Thanks pat,
    Your articles are fascinating stories.

    I personally have enjoyed them.

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  16. Liva Says:

    I enjoy Pat’s commentary as well.

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    1. Pat Richards Says:

      Thanks, Liva and Thomas. I enjoy writing about my experiences. Perhaps there is a book here? I dunno, would be interested in your HONEST opinions…

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      1. Jon Says:

        You definitely have a broad perspective on Abortion.

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        1. Hector Says:

          You’ve imeepssrd us all with that posting!

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  17. Jon Says:

    I don’t know how many more “Experiences” you have had at the level of what you have written so far on this blog.

    I’ve been reading for a while,
    If there are substantially more, I believe a book is in order.

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    1. Pat Richards Says:

      Well, Jon, I’ve got a lot more! But I’m not sure if the public is ready for yet another book on abortion…

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      1. Simian Says:

        Please teach the rest of these internet hoilagons how to write and research!

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  18. Gema Kulpa Says:

    There is obviously a lot to know about this. I think you made some good points in Features also.Keep working ,great job!

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    1. Pat Richards Says:

      Thanks, Gema, I’ll keep writing although in the last few days I’ve been slowed up by the stomach flu….

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  19. HELL Says:

    WRONG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Pat Richards Says:

      That is an amazingly compelling argument on abortion, Mr. Hell. I assume you are saying abortion is “wrong,” correct? Is there some chance that we could engage in some kind of dialogue on abortion? Or is that just your final argument?

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