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Abortion Controversy: Conflicting Beliefs and Values
In American Society
By: Joseph B. Tamney, Stephen D. Johnson, and Ronald Burton

Submitted By: Thomala J. Hollingsworth
Sociology 100
Professor: Gwendolyn Royal-Smith
February 26, 2013 ii

Abstract This study examines the ideological and structured basis for attitudes and political action relating to abortion. A sample from “Middletown” in fall of 1989 showed that most people believed that abortion begins at conception, a belief in privacy rights, and religion. Social traditionalism also played an important role in a pro-life stand, which is only influential for conservative Protestants and not for Catholics. Catholics believe in abstinence and refraining from taking anyone’s life as it relates to abortion. The political action, the data showed that the pro-life movement was more important in 1989 than the pro-choice movement. Party identification was not used for abortion as a political litmus test. However, attending pro-life churches did increase the likelihood of using abortion for voting decisions. I am interested in this particular article because the subject of legalized abortion or the lack thereof, hits home for me. I feel that women everywhere should have the right to say what happens to their bodies, which is in the United States, even in other countries where women are not allowed to have freedom of speech and treated unequally.

Legalized Abortion I

Women are able to make decisions about their bodies and we don’t need a man’s permission nor do we need the government putting stipulations on why we should or should not have abortions. We shouldn’t be reverted back to a time when women had to resort to “back alley abortions” or use a hanger to abort an unwanted pregnancy. My question is , “Would any of the pro-life or government leaders who…...

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