GOP leadership has widely criticized Missouri Rep. Todd Akin’s comments on rape and abortion. That doesn’t change the fact that Akin has co-sponsored similarly misguided legislation with VP hopeful Paul Ryan.
Friday we conclude our Here, There series on abortion with a look at the debate in the United States. Melody Rose, author of Safe, Legal and Unavailable? Abortion Politics in the United States, takes us through the long and winding path of U.S. abortion, starting a century before Roe v. Wade.
The number of abortions in Illinois continues to drop. The Illinois Department of Public Health reports between 2009 and 2010, abortion rates decreased by nine percent.Tom Schafer is with the agency and said he doesn't know why there are fewer procedures being done.
The selective termination of a pregnancy based on gender is on the rise globally. Science has made it easier than ever to detect the sex of a fetus and to determine whether to continue or end a pregnancy. The phenomenon is growing not only in countries like China and India, but also in p
With modern technologies like ultrasounds and pre-natal screenings, it's becoming easier for parents to selectively terminate a pregnancy based on gender. And in countries around the world -- from China to India, Vietnam, Korea, Georgia and Albania -- this form of sex selection is on the rise.