quinta-feira, 4 de abril de 2013

Advocates Combat Abortion's "Stigma" With Stealth Training - By Rebecca Oas, Ph.D.

NEW YORK, April 5 (C-FAM) Frustrated by the persistence of shame attached to abortion, international abortion activists are employing stealth methods to recruit and train abortionists while scholars are attempting to stigmatize healthcare providers' right to object on grounds of conscience.

"Abortion stigma is affected both by legislative initiatives that establish fetal personhood and gestational age limits and by discourses that influence cultural values," write Dr. Allison Norris and her colleagues in a Women's Health Issues article. "By constructing the fetus as a person and abortion as murder, anti-abortion forces argue that women or providers - or both - should be seen as murderers." Read More