Pregnancy, Abortion, and Contraception

  • Surrogate Mothers in India Baby Factory

    This news report from IBN Sunrise discusses the UK couples adopting children from the Baby Factory in India. Surrogate motherhood has created an ethical debate; certain women (with lighter skin and higher IQs) are paid at a higher rate than others. What questions (ethical, legal, etc.) does surrogacy raise?

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  • Pregnant Prisoners Want Freedom to Give Birth

    The Associated Press follows women who are incarcerated while pregnant and their mistreatment during labor. Civil rights groups feel that women should not be shackled while giving birth because it is unsafe for the mother and the child. What concerns arise regarding safety for mother and child? What other issues may arise regarding the mothers health postpardum, especially considering she is incarcerated?

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  • 70-Year-Old Gives Birth to Twins

    Om Kali, a 70-year-old woman, underwent in vitro fertilization to have a son. She gave birth to twins one boy and one girl. Even though they have two older daughters and numerous grandchildren, Om Kali and her husband, Charan, only wanted a son. Om Kali feels cheated since she was assured by her doctor shed only have a son. How has culture shaped…

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  • Woman Pregnant Twice

    A CBS reporter speaks with Todd and Julia Grovenberg who have conceived two fetuses at different times; they were conceived 2 weeks and 4 days apart. This condition is called superfetation. The Grovenbergs plan to give birth to both children at the same time to avoid any complications. What kinds of health risks might the younger fetus encounter?

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  • Dr. George Tiller (1941-2009): Murdered Abortion Provider Remembered

    Democracy Now reports that supporters of reproductive rights are mourning the killing of the abortion provider Dr. George Tiller. The sixty-seven-year-old doctor was shot as he attended services at his Wichita, Kansas church. In this clip, Democracy Now provides Dr. Tillers professional history along with facts about assassination attempts on other abortion doctors. What is considered a late-term abortion? What are some of…

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  • FDA to Allow Plan B for 17-Year-Olds

    The Associated Press reports on Plan Bs availability to women aged 17 years old and older. The FDA may allow these women to purchase Plan B without a prescription. What state regulations could affect Plan B availability to women who are 17 years old?

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  • Mistah F.A.B. Safer Sex PSA

    This San Francisco Department of Public Health PSA features rap artist MISTAH F.A.B. He advises people living in the San Francisco Bay Area to text SEXINFO to learn more about STIs and getting tested and to seek advice on relationships, contraception, and pregnancy. What are the benefits of offering information this way? How might a PSA promoting Abstinence-Only sex education differ?

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