The Language of Abortion

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Date:| Source:| What words and terms are used to support the pro-life movement and to what extent do they construct a negative image on abortion?| What words and terms are used to support the pro-choice movement and to what extent do they construct a more acceptable feeling towards abortion?| Between the language supporting pro-life and the language supporting pro-choice, which is more effective in manipulating pregnant women and their partners for/against abortion?| 13/04/11| http://www.atcmag.com/v2n4/article7.aspArticle: ‘The Power of Regret’ written by Sydna A. Massé| “We can use the power of their unspoken regret to help them consider a choice for life.” -Sydna A. Masse| | | 5/5/11| http://prolifeaction.org/hotline/2010/abortioneers| “Despite the hatred flowing out of your mouths, they have their abortion anyway.”- John Jansen“Women will literally do anything to get that out of their bodies...They will stick coat hangers inside themselves, hoping.” -John Jansen| | | 5/5/11| Canadian Medical Association Journal.Issue May 13, 2003“Psychological implications of abortion - highly charged and rife with misleading research”-Brenda Major| | “terminate”“unwanted pregnancies”| | 5/5/11| Canadian Medical Association JournalIssue July 22, 2003Annie D. BannoDavid C. Reardon| “Abortion is a severe risk factor for substantial emotional and physical trauma”“Mentally disturbed women are more likely to choose abortion.” “Direct cause of post-traumatic stress.| | | 27/4/11| The British Journal of Psychiatry 2008.David M. Fergusson, L. John Horwood and Joseph M. Boden| “depression, anxiety, substance use and suicidal behaviour and self-harm. | | | 27/4/11| http://issues.co.nz/abortion/Medical Abortion Fact SheetALRANZ- Keep Abortion Safe and Legal.October 2010.Unknown Author.| “Medical methods...interrupt an established pregnancy more effectively...safe abortion (medical or surgical) done under medical supervision....antiprogestin, to block progesterone (the hormone essential to maintain the pregnancy), followed by a prostaglandin to stimulate uterine contractions and expel the embryo (the name used up to 8 weeks gestation) or fetus (after 8 weeks)...RU486...mifepristone...prostaglandins, misoprostol (Cytotec) an ulcer drug and gemeprost (Cervagem)....approved for medical abortions by the Misitry of Health in August 2001...licensed premises...surgical dilatation and evacuation...ALRANZ believes that our laws should be changed to make medial abortions a more acceptable, more efficient and more cost-effective choice for New Zealand women.”| <----that text meant to go here| | 25/4/11| http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6754410The effects of induced abortion on subsequent reproduction. Hogue, CJ; Cates, W Jr; Tietze, C. | “longterm impact of induced abortion. Complicated abortion. | | | | | | | |

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Abortion
Research Questions:
* What words and terms are used to support the ‘pro-life’ movement and to what extent do they construct a negative image on abortion?

* What words and term are used to support the ‘pro-choice’ movement and to what extent do they create a more acceptable feeling towards abortion?

* Between the language supporting pro-life and the language supporting pro-choice, which is more effective in manipulating pregnant women and their partners for/against abortion?

The Language of Abortion

Abortions have occurred throughout the world, legally and illegally, for thousands of years. (reference?) It has always been a heated debate about whether or not abortion should be legal, and to the disgust of some and the relief of others, it was made legal in the US in 1973. Everyone looks at this contention differently-men, women, people of all different races, ages and religious views. While the world has been trying to find a constant legal status for this subject, a language has evolved and has turned into a very emotive...
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