Works Cited: The Sources Of Abortion

“Abortion: Get Facts About the Procedure and Statistics.” EMedicineHealth. N.p., 16 Jan. 2016. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.


“Abortion.” Guttmacher Institute. N.p., 17 Jan. 2013. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.


“Abortion-Topic Overview.” WebMD. WebMD, 17 Jan. 2017. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.


Ahuja, Masuma and Chow, Emily. (2013). “Abortion Laws By State”. The Washington

Post. Jan 10 2017.

This article signifies  how abortions are affected by state laws and which states are opposed and in proposed to; this article also explains the ultrasound requirements, counseling requirements and the availability of public funding. I will be in contact with the administrators of this website to further knowledge myself on the charts for a better understanding with my research. Otherwise, the chart is sectioned off by each of the 50 states and their requirements of prohibition, public funding, counseling requirements, and requirements of surgical standards and centers. I found this chart to be highly helpful by creating one central chart that has all fifty states and their insights behind how they go about abortion.

Because the chart could be interpreted as a bit confusing, I decided to take it upon myself to take further steps and familiarize myself with it. I then called the guttmacher headquarters in New York and Washington D.C to speak with them so they could briefly explain the chart to me. I called New York’s headquarters first and when they weren’t available they directed my call to the Washington D.C office where I spoke with a lady named Marilan and introduced myself to her and explained the reason why I am calling. She explained the chart thoroughly to me and what the symbols on the chart stood for which was really helpful. I also asked for clarification on words that I wasn’t clear with such as: Viability, trimester, and other words. When she explained this to me she also stated the states that are fighting for legality when Trump is elected and trying to overturn the law. At the end of the phone call I politely thanked Ms. Marilan for her help and she insisted I call back if I had any more questions.  This chart will help me a lot on my essay as well as the further research in my IDP.


“Alabama Abortion Laws.” Findlaw. N.p., 17 Jan. 2016. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.


AsapSCIENCE. “What Actually Happens When You Have An Abortion?” YouTube. YouTube, 12 Jan. 2017. Web. 23 Jan. 2017.


Babbel,Susanne.(2010). Post Abortion stress Syndrome


This article talks about Post Abortion Syndrome also known as (PASS), in the article it talks about the different side effects of (PASS) such as guilt, anxiety, numbness, depression, flashbacks,and suicidal thoughts due to the aftermath of abortion. It also talks about how most people think (PASS) does not exist because it was not accepted by the American Psychiatric Association, or the American Psychological Association. I believe that this article has helped me by talking about (PASS) and the aftermath of abortion. Also possible symptoms that women can face after having an abortion. I like this article because it talks from both perspectives pro-abortion and anti-abortion.


Barney, Alicia. 6 Jul 2015. “Women Are Photoshopping Their Pregnancy Test to Get Results Early”. BuzzFeed. 13 Jan 2017.


In this article, I retrieved some photos for my essay to add media into my narrative. I found many photos of women who are in the moment of getting the results of their pregnancy. One thing I was specifically looking for during this search of pictures was the emotion behind the picture. The emotion I wanted to portray in my narrative was either sad, hurt, or confused. When I found pictures of women, I first looked at their facial expressions to kind of determine how they felt about the results of their test. If they were smiling, I anticipated that they were happy and glad with the results (either yes pregnant or no pregnant). Other women’s picture I looked at showed hurt in their face. I mostly used these because in some of my stories in my narrative, it talks about women have been really hurt with the decision of their abortions. I also came across pictures where there would be a woman and a man in the image, and the male seems to be very aggressive to the female either showing “disappointment” or “regret and sorrowness”. I utilized some of these photos in my narrative to add an extra piece of emotion to the reader, I also made sure to quote the parenthetical citation of where I retrieved the media from.


Bbcnews. “‘My Abortion Story’ – BBC News.” YouTube. YouTube, 19 Mar. 2016. Web. 23 Jan. 2017.

Boobe2007. “When Abortion Was Illegal: Untold Stories (1992).” YouTube. YouTube, 03 June 2012. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.

Cane, Marilyn B. “Whose Right to Life? Implications of Roe v. Wade.” Family Law Quarterly 7.4 (1973): 413-32. 06 Oct. 2016. Web. 17 Jan. 2017.


“CHARTS: How Roe v. Wade Changed Abortion Rights.” The Washington Post. WP Company, 17 Jan. 2017. Web. 19 Jan. 2017.

CNN. Cable News Network, 17 Jan. 2017. Web. 19 Jan. 2017.

“Code of Laws – Title 44 – Chapter 41 – Abortions.” Code of Laws – Title 44 – Chapter 41 – Abortions. N.p., 17 Jan. 2016. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.

Graham, Ruth. “Does Being a Feminist Mean Being Pro-Choice? The Women’s March on Washington Says Yes.” Slate Magazine. N.p., 17 Jan. 2017. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.

Grimes, D. A. (n.d.). The Bad Old Days: Abortion in America Before Roe v. Wade. Retrieved January 17, 2017

This article talks about abortions before its legalization and describes its many dangers and problems. It acknowledges that abortions always happen and the safety of them is necessary due to earlier abortion injuries and deaths. This helped me to show the harm in legalization of abortions and the problems that could happen with its illegalization. This has also helped me with creating and writing my essay on abortions. I feel that this article is very useful and teaches a lot about the logistics of abortions.

Https://, and Https:// “Supreme Court Strikes down Texas Abortion Law.” CNN. Cable News Network, 17 Jan. 2016. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.


Lana, Shadwick. Dec 21, 2016. “Planned Parenthood ‘Violated Law’, Says Texas” 2017 Breitbart

In this article, Lana wrote about how Texas doesn’t allow the Planned Parenthood to participate in the Medical Program. It stated “‘you are not qualified to provide medical services in a professionally competent, safe, legal and ethical manner under the relevant provisions of state and federal law pertaining to Medicaid providers’”. This is relevant and useful in my research  because it talks about the changing Texas state laws and how  it has impacted abortion and women.


Lewis Johnson,Jones.(2016). Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court Decision:


This article talks about the supreme court case that changed abortion rights. Abortion was considered illegal before January 22, 1973 but after Norma McCorvey sued the state of Texas for allegedly violating her constitutional rights, abortion laws changed. In conclusion Norma won the supreme court case for all the women nationwide, abortion laws changed giving women the option of have abortions legally. This is important because it shows the change in our nation, giving women more rights and allowing them to chose for themselves when it comes to having a baby or aborting a baby.This article has helped me a lot in the sense that it gave me background on abortion and how it became legal in the U.S. Also it helped me understand even though abortion is legal, state laws make loopholes in a sense to deny women the right to get an abortion.


Liam, Stack. (2017). “Woman Accused of Coat-Hanger Abortion Pleads Guilty to Felony” TheNew York Times Company.


This article talks about a woman in Tennessee who went to prison for more than a year because she aborted her fetus by using a jacket hanger. Lynn M. Paltrow, executive director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women says “This case sends a dangerous message.” The boy weighed 1.5 pounds. This is relevant to my research is because it talks about the state law of Tennessee and a significant incident that occurred which caused a women to be sent to jail. Also this is important because it makes you look at Tennessee laws and question why someone would personally try to terminate their own pregnancy without the help of professional assistance.This article is useful because it relates to our research question and it shows how the world and law reacts to abortions.


Lite, Virtual. “Home Page – Abortion Changes You.” Home Page – Abortion Changes You. N.p., 17 Jan. 2017. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.

Magazine. N.p., 17 Oct. 2011. Web. 23 Jan. 2017.


Meaghan Winter Published Nov 10, 2013. “My Abortion.” N.p., 10 Nov. 2013. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.

Mitchell, Travis. “Public Opinion on Abortion.” Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life Project. N.p., 11 Jan. 2017. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.

N.p., 17 Jan. 2013. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.

Obos Abortion Contributors, The Impact of Illegal Abortion, March 23, 2014

This article contains statistics of illegal abortions. It shows that locations where abortion is illegal has around the same rate of abortions as other locations. It also shows that unsafe abortions from places where it is illegal is one of the highest causes of maternal death. Additionally, it explains that legality of abortion is correlated more to unsafe abortions rather than abortion rate. This helped me to show legitimate statistics to back my arguments or display necessary information throughout my essay.

“Oklahoma Supreme Court Strikes down Restrictive Abortion Law.” Reuters. Thomson Reuters, 04 Oct. 2016. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.

Paperclippa’s Channel.(2010)”My Abortion Regret” Jun 18,2010

Parenthood, Planned. “Abortion Information | What Are Your Options?” Information | What Are Your Options? N.p., 07 July 2016. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.


Pearson, C. (2017, January 04). The Scariest Abortion Restrictions To Watch For In 2017. Retrieved January 05, 2017

This article talks about abortion restrictions that are already in place (in states) or that may pass in 2017. It takes a stand against abortion restrictions and expresses fear for future abortion restrictions including many facts on abortion laws. These facts included fetal burials, a 20 week abortion ban, and D&E bans. I used this information to show how these laws can affect women’s experience, and add cost to the poor unjustly. I also used these facts in my essay which in a sense strengthen anti-abortion rights.


Phillips, Amber.(2016). 14 states have passed laws this year making it harder to get an abortion


This article is about 14 states that have passed laws that limit abortions in their states. For example Alabama have banned the most common method of second-trimester abortions.This can be seen as a way to limit abortions. This article is helpful because it  shows that even though abortion is legal throughout the U.S. there are state laws that are made as a way for loopholes to limit the amount of abortions in certain states. This article has helped me with my essay by showing different states with the different state laws they have been produced in order to limit the amount of abortions in states .This article is also effective because it shows images of the different states that oppose of abortions.


Ravitz, Jessica. 27 June 2016. “The Surprising history or abortion in the United States”.

CNN. Jan 11 2017.

In this article, it explains the history of abortion in America dating back to when people didn’t scream about it in protest, and services were marketed openly. I decided to look into this research/website because I wanted to get an insight about how abortions growth on the social spectrum in America and what has changed throughout the years. When reading the article it states that back then women were given drugs to advance the process of an abortion, and if that didn’t work they would undergo a procedure from practitioner. As quoted in the article it states the time dating back to the 18th century, “In the 18th century and until    about 1880, abortions were allowed under common law and widely practiced. They were illegal only after “quickening,” the highly subjective term used to describe when pregnant women could feel the fetus moving, Reagan said”.

In my own words, I can interpret this as during the 18th century that it was legal during the time and it was commonly practiced only up until the time when the carrier could feel the fetus moving around like “kicking or making sudden movements inside the body”. I found that this article was highly evitable for my research because I wanted to search the history of when it began and how it was like back then in the U.S compared to how it is today. Comparing both time periods it seems much more harsh and controversial in America today than it was during the 18th or 19th century. It seems to have a criminalized label during today’s century. Overall, I believe these notes will be very central in my writing and research, which equally connects to my research question.


“Religious Views.” SPUC. N.p., 17 Jan. 2016. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.


Sandler, Lauren. “Why Are Women with Children Having More Abortions? .” Slate


Susan, Milligan. (2016). “Is Abortion a Human Right?”. U.S. News & World Report L.P.

In this article, Susan addresses an argument, which states “should aborting a baby be a human right or not?” It provides examples from other countries like Ireland where the laws surrounding abortion are strict. It talks about the laws which is relevant to our research question. It is useful because it helps me compare and contrast different state laws to other states.This article is effective in the sense that it opened my eyes to different states that oppose of abortion and find many ways to limit woman from having them.

The1calledv. “Abortion Clinic Employees Tell Their Horrific Stories of Babies Born Alive Daily and MURDERED!” YouTube. YouTube, 15 Sept. 2015. Web. 23 Jan. 2017.


U.S. Abortion Statistics. (n.d.). Retrieved January 13, 2017

This article lists statistics on abortion from the cdc on its rate, causes, and who gets them. It also takes a stand against abortion. This helped me with using accurate statistics in my essay  and showing the common reasons for why people oppose and support abortions. This has also helped me with seeing both sides to abortion. This was not only very effective in helping me with my essay but it also helped my teammates with ideas in their essays as well.


Ushma D. Upadhyay. Aug. 30th. 2016. “We Need Abortion Laws Based on Science” The New York Times Company    

In this article it talks about San Francisco sixteen years ago. The Food and Drug Administration made an approval on the first “abortion pill”,however the state legislature is considering to eliminate abortion medications. This is useful and relevant to our research question because it talks about the changing state laws and how they will and have affected women who have dealt with abortions before. This article was also effective considering the fact that it explained other alternatives woman can use in order to prevent abortion all together. This has helped my group with ideas to use in our movie clips and also our essays.

Wilson, Samuel. (2015). “Find Law and Law Firm Profiles: Insert a State”. Legal Blog Network. Jan 12 2017.

In this part of my research, I used this article to research specific state laws surrounding abortion. Instead of referring to a chart, I decided to use this website to find the legal and illegal aspects followed by the code sectionals and the supreme court ruling surrounded by this. I used this information in order to incorporate it into my narrative essay. This website has been a huge help with my research because instead of referring to the graph chart because I can get more specific information that will be evitable to my research.


“What Pro-Choice Really Means.” THE PRO-CHOICE ACTION NETWORK. N.p., 17 Jan. 2016. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.


Zadrozny, Brandy.(2016).Texas Women Forced To Have Stillborn:


This article is about a women in Texas who was forced to have stillborn baby due to the Texas Law “fetal pain.” I found this interesting because due to a state law created for Texas, it forced a woman to be denied her rights of having an abortion. I feel that in a way this should’ve been illegal due to the fact that a constitutional law should override a state law. In addition to this, another reason for choosing this article is because a woman was forced to have a stillborn baby in one of the most anti-abortion states in the US. Although abortion is legal in the U.S, states just like Texas are making it harder for women to get abortions, setting state laws that interfere with a woman’s free choice of aborting their infants. This website has helped me tremendously in my cause and effect essay. It gave me a law that Texas used against a lady in order to deny her the right to legally get an abortion.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Josh Kluger says:

    You have done very thorough research and it is evident in your writing


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