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abort

abort  

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(ă-bort)1 to terminate a process or disease before its full course has been run.2 to remove or expel an embryo or fetus from the uterus before it is capable of independent existence. See abortion.
Akron v. Akron Center For Reproductive Health, Inc.

Akron v. Akron Center For Reproductive Health, Inc.  

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462 U.S. 416 (1983), argued 30 Nov. 1982, decided 15 June 1983 by vote of 6 to 3; Powell for the Court, O’Connor, with White and Rehnquist, in dissent. The Court invalidated a number of restrictions ...
Alice Walker

Alice Walker  

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(1944– )Black US novelist and poet whose writing explores racial and sexual politics as they affect African-American women.Born into a family of sharecroppers in Eatonton, Georgia, Alice Walker ...
American Bar Association

American Bar Association  

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The American Bar Association (ABA) was founded in 1878 in Saratoga Springs, New York, as a voluntary, national organization of the legal profession. Its initial membership totaled 289 lawyers, and ...
American Civil Liberties Union

American Civil Liberties Union  

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(‘ACLU’)The ACLU is a non‐profit, non‐partisan organization dedicated to defending the United States Bill of Rights. The organization boasts over 500,000 members and maintains a fifty‐state network ...
anti-abortion group

anti-abortion group  

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An organization opposed to abortion, often on religious grounds. Some anti‐abortion groups commit acts of terrorism against abortion providers and supporters of the ‘pro‐choice’ movement.
Anti-Catholic Movement.

Anti-Catholic Movement.  

Inherited from British sectarianism, anti-Catholicism became the core ingredient in the American nativist movement. Like English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish Protestants, many Anglo-Americans ...
applied ethics

applied ethics  

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The subject that applies ethics to actual practical problems, such as those of abortion, euthanasia, the treatment of animals, or other environmental, legal, political, and social problems. See also ...
assimilation

assimilation  

[Ge]The absorption of a minority group into a majority population, during which the group takes on the values and norms of the dominant culture.
Awiakta,

Awiakta,  

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Also Marilou Awiakta (b. 1936), a Cherokee-Appalachian poet.Awiakta was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, of Scotch-Irish and Native American heritage and grew up nearby in Oak Ridge, the city built ...
Bigelow v. Virginia

Bigelow v. Virginia  

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421 U.S. 809 (1975), argued 18 Dec. 1974, decided 16 June 1975 by vote of 7 to 2; Blackmun for the Court, Rehnquist, joined by White, in dissent. In February 1971 the Virginia Weekly of ...
Bill of Rights

Bill of Rights  

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(1791)The first ten amendments to the Constitution of the USA. The constitutional arrangements of 1787 were assumed to guarantee human and civil rights, but omission of specific rights led to ...
bioethics

bioethics  

(by-oh-eth-iks)an area of applied ethics relating to moral behaviour in the life sciences. Medical ethics is now often considered a subspecialty of bioethics (biomedical ethics).
birth control

birth control  

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Any method that is used to reduce births, including celibacy, delayed marriage, contraception, and sterilization. See also family planning.
Byron Raymond White

Byron Raymond White  

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(b. Fort Collins, Colo., 8 June 1917; d. Denver, Colo., 15 April 2002; interred Saint John's Episcopal Cathedral, Denver, Colo.), associate justice, 1962–1993.Byron White was born into a family ...
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms  

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The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is part of the Canadian Constitution. It was a central element of constitutional renewal embarked upon by then Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau, following ...
Chatelaine

Chatelaine  

1928– .A middle-class women's magazine with a secretly subversive bent, Maclean Hunter's general interest periodical has been a consistent performer. Financially a proven winner for the company, it ...
Chicana Rights Movement

Chicana Rights Movement  

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Chicana/o history of resistance and self-determination centers on struggles over land and national boundaries. Ancestors of today's Chicanas/os were members of the many different Indian nations who ...
child destruction

child destruction  

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An act causing a viable unborn child to die during the course of pregnancy or birth before it has an existence independent of its mother. If carried out with the intention of causing death, and if it ...
children

children  

Children and fools tell the truth traditional view of the lack of guile associated with children, or those who lack awareness that the truth may not serve their own interests. The saying is recorded ...

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