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9th Grade 1st Semester

Research Presentation:
Abortion
By:Breanna Roney, Anna
Escobosa, Kobey Castillo,
Maddy Khachadoorian
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What is it?
A deliberate termination of a
human pregnancy
Prevents birth of a child
Often during first 28 weeks
of pregnancy
Medical/Pill
Surgical/Operation

Adapted from: ProQuest Staff.Topic Overview:Abortion.ProQuest LLC.2015:n.pag.SIRS Issues Researcher.web.13 Nov.2015.

Abortion as a Social Topic


Some look down upon it
Some find it effective in
positive ways
Opinions are usually
wary/unsure
Opinions split almost 50/50
Potentially results in violence

Adapted from: Marcus, Amy Dockser.Test Sparks Abortion Debate.Wall Street Journal.22 Sep.2015:A.3.SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 17
Nov.2015.

Why Abortion is Chosen

Financial concerns
Negative impact on mothers life
Health issues of mother or fetus
Rape, molestation, and incest
Mother/family are not ready

Abortion Statistics
In 2010, 614,000 girls 15-19 became pregnant

11,000 girls 14 and under became pregnant.

82% of pregnancies among 15-19 year olds are unintended.


1/3 of these unintended pregnancies end in abortion
95% of 667 women surveyed at UC schools said their abortion was
the right decision for them

Modified from: Ingraham, Christopher. 95 Percent of Women Whove Had an Abortion Say It Was the Right Washington Post - Blogs. 14 Jul.
2015: n.p. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 12 Dec. 2015

Societal Effects
Before Roe vs Wade, illegal, unsafe abortions common.
January 22, 1973 Supreme Court ruled abortion was a right
protected by the Constitution. (Roe vs Wade)
Abortion has been controversial ever since.
Religious right vs. liberal perspective
Debate surrounding Planned Parenthood

Christy Zink: Personal Story

Controversially had a late term abortion


Her son was found to have dev. issues
Only one side of his brain had developed
Lots of emotional turmoil, but pulled through
Women and their families must be
able to trust their doctors and retain
their access to medical care when they
most need it.

Modified from: Zink, Christy. A True Picture of the Women Who Face Late-Term Abortion.
Washington Post. 29 Jul. 2012: C.4. SIRS Issues. Web. 18 Nov. 2015

Lucy Flores: Personal Story

In high school, Lucy had an abortion


Ran for lieutenant governor
Felt ashamed
Received major backlash
Lost race by 26 points
I dont regret it because I am here
making a difference, at least in my
mind... they [adolescents] can do things
to not be in the situation I was in, but to
prevent.

Modified from: Filipovic, Jill. How a New Generation of Activists is Trying to Make Abortion Normal. Washington Post. 12 Jun. 2015: n.p.
SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 18 Nov. 2015

Amelia Bonow: Personal Story


Posted to social media about her abortion with
#ShoutYourAbortion
Felt it would give others courage and confidence
Lots of cyber-hate
Shocked and confused
A shout is not a celebration or a
value judgement; its the opposite of
a whisper, of silence.
Modified from: Lewin, Tamar. #ShoutYourAbortion Gets Angry Shouts back. New York Times.
02 Oct. 2015: A.1. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 13 Nov. 2015.

Loren Clark-Moe: Personal Story

Worked 6 years with the government


Realized she was pregnant
Wanted to receive an abortion
Was told it wouldnt be paid for by the government
Had to pay $480
Felt it was the right decision for her
...the mission of preserving my health
rests solely with me and my doctors
requires no interference from my
government

Modified from: Clark-Moe, Loren. My Body, My Employer, My Abortion. Washington Post. 06 Jul. 2014: A.15. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 12 Dec. 2015

Action Plan: To Inform


Abortion is a serious topic that must discussed in the open and
not hidden
Most medical schools are not even talking about it.

2nd year medical student received one hour lecture on birth control with
two powerpoint slides on abortion.

Discuss more on the topic of contraceptives, birth control, and


abortion in our school systems
Most people will build a new perspective on
the topic if they have more information

Conclusion

Continuous topic that is argued throughout society


Many adolescents/women get impregnated unintentionally
Usually cannot support the baby financially, or themselves
Those involved in a rape crime, molestation, or incest, are
legally allowed to get an abortion due to the moral aspect
People who willingly choose to have an abortion are looked
down upon

Bibliography
Bellamak, Terry. "Dire Consequences If Teens Forced to Tell Parents of Abortions." Dominion Post (Wellington, New Zealand) 2015
sep 08: A.7 DB - SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 14 Dec. 2015.
Camosy, Charles C. Choices and Lives. Christian Century. 01 Apr. 2015: 20t. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 18 Nov. 2015
Clark-Moe, Loren. My Body, My Employer, My Abortion. Washington Post. 06 Jul. 2014: A.15. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 12 Dec.
2015
Filipovic, Jill. How a New Generation of Activists is Trying to Make Abortion Normal. Washington Post. 12 Jun. 2015: n.p. SIRS
Issues Researcher. Web. 18 Nov. 2015
Ingraham, Christopher. 95 Percent of Women Whove Had an Abortion Say It Was the Right Washington Post - Blogs. 14 Jul. 2015:
n.p. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 12 Dec. 2015
Jahr, Elizabeth. "Pro-Life Groups Don't Really Protect the Unborn." Christiacien Snce Monitor 2013 sep 04: N.p. DB - SIRS Issues
Researcher. Web. 14 Dec. 2015.
Jonsson, Patrik. "Planned Parenthood Shooting: Signal of US Agitation over Abortion?" Christian Science Monitor 2015 nov 28: N.p.
DB - SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 14 Dec. 2015.
Lewin, Tamar. #ShoutYourAbortion Gets Angry Shouts back. New York Times. 02 Oct. 2015: A.1. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 13
Nov. 2015.

Bibliography
Marcus, Amy Dockser. Test Sparks Abortion Debate. Wall Street Journal. 22 Sep.2015: A.3. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 17 Nov.
2015.
ProQuest Staff.Topic Overview: Abortion. ProQuest LLC. 2015:n.pag. SIRS Issues Researcher. web. 13 Nov.2015.
ProQuest Staff. Abortion Timeline. N.p.: Leading Issues Timelines, 2015. N.p. DB - SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 14 Dec. 2015.
Zink, Christy. A True Picture of the Women Who Face Late-Term Abortion. Washington Post. 29 Jul. 2012: C.4. SIRS Issues. Web. 18
Nov. 2015