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Oct 07, 2009 Group Resists Korean Stigma for Unwed Mothers

QUOTE: Yet each year, [South Korean] social pressure drives thousands of unmarried women to choose between abortion, which is illegal but rampant, and adoption, which is considered socially shameful but is encouraged by the government. The few women who decide to raise a child alone risk a life of poverty and disgrace.

New York Times
Aug 25, 2005 California court affirms gay parenting: Ruling sets responsibilities, rights of homosexual parents but spurs backlash by same-sex marriage opponents.

QUOTE:, formed decades before sperm donors, surrogate parents, and same-sex parents were common concepts, is often hardly adequate. But increasingly, say experts, courts are ruling based on the individuals' intent to act as parents and principles like parenthood by "estoppel" - in which an acting parent-child relationship creates legal parenthood.

Christian Science Monitor
Mar 28, 2005 Pharmacists' Rights at Front of New Debate: Because of Beliefs, Some Refuse To Fill Birth Control Prescriptions

QUOTE: Some pharmacists across the country are refusing to fill prescriptions for birth control and morning-after pills, saying that dispensing the medications violates their personal moral or religious beliefs...sparking an intense debate over the competing rights of pharmacists to refuse to participate in something they consider repugnant and a woman's right to get medications her doctor has prescribed.

Washington Post
Mar 15, 2005 Kansas Abortion Clinics Fight Data Request

QUOTE: Two Kansas clinics are opposing efforts by the state's attorney general to obtain the medical records of more than 80 women who received late-term abortions in 2003.

Washington Post
Apr 11, 2003 Justice Aborted: The fate of over 50 women prisoners charged with abortion remains uncertain

QUOTE: Although the government has enacted a law authorizing abortions under certain conditions, the fate of over 50 women who are incarcerated at different prisons across the country on charges of abortion, and other related offences, remains uncertain.
Mar 17, 2003 As Abortion Battle Escalates, Both Sides Look to the Supreme Court

QUOTE: ...the Senate passed the ban on the [partial birth] abortion procedure...Supporters of abortion rights say the ban the Senate passed this week is every bit as unconstitutional as the law thrown out by the Supreme Court. Abortion opponents reject that argument.

New York Times
Mar 05, 2003 Parent consent for minors to get abortion takes effect

QUOTE: After nearly three years in legal limbo, Arizona's law requiring parental consent for minors to get an abortion took effect Monday.

Arizona Republic
Mar 03, 2003 Abortion sides upset at plans for funds

QUOTE: A Bush administration decision to provide funding from an expanded AIDS program to overseas clinics that also promote abortion has roiled both sides in the long-standing battle over abortion policy.

Washington Times
Feb 28, 2003 Gypsies in Slovakia Complain of Sterilizations

QUOTE: According to a team of foreign and Slovak investigators for the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights, which published a report last month, doctors in eastern Slovakia have sterilized at least 110 young Gypsy women against their will since the fall of Communism in 1989.

New York Times
Feb 26, 2003 Racketeering Conviction of Anti-Abortion Groups Voided

QUOTE: The Supreme Court today overturned a federal racketeering judgment against a coalition of anti-abortion groups that conducted a widespread campaign of disrupting and blockading abortion clinics.

New York Times
Sep 16, 2002 Mystics Coach Was Cited in Pregnancy Suit

QUOTE: Federal and California state laws, in most cases, forbid employers from firing, refusing employment or denying a promotion to workers based on pregnancy, according to legal experts.

Washington Post
Sep 13, 2002 California passes broad abortion-rights legislation

QUOTE: In California, the bill updates the 1967 state law that made abortion legal, and it further expands abortion rights, including a first-of-its-kind provision allowing nurses and midwives to prescribe abortion drugs.

Christian Science Monitor
Aug 23, 2002 Shaming Young Mothers

QUOTE: [Florida] law requires women — even 14- and 15-year-old girls, even rape victims — to disclose the name and address of the father of a baby offered for adoption, or else to for four weeks.

New York Times
Aug 06, 2002 Ex-Boyfriend Loses Bid to Halt an Abortion

QUOTE: A Pennsylvania judge allowed a woman yesterday to end her pregnancy after a week's delay during which he had considered her ex-boyfriend's objections.

New York Times
Mar 31, 2002 A World of Their Own: In the eyes of his parents, if Gauvin Hughes McCullough turns out to be deaf, that will be just perfect

QUOTE: ...they see deafness as an identity, not a medical affliction that needs to be fixed. Their effort -- to have a baby who belongs to what they see as their minority group -- is a natural outcome of the pride and self-acceptance the Deaf movement has brought to so many. It also would seem to put them at odds with the direction of reproductive technology in general, striving as it does, for a more perfect normalcy.

Washington Post
Jul 12, 2001 Father Owing Child Support Loses a Right to Procreate

QUOTE: ...the Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld a probation order that bars a man convicted of failure to pay child support from having more children...

New York Times