By Charles H Lippy, Peter W Williams
Encyclopedia of faith in the USA examines how non secular heritage and practices are woven into the political, social, cultural, and old panorama of North the United States. This authoritative four-volume reference paintings explains the origins, improvement, edition, impact, and interrelations of the numerous faiths practiced, together with significant global religions, new spiritual sects, cults, and non secular pursuits that originated or had a power within the usa. Edited through recognized specialists within the box, the Encyclopedia covers the entire major non secular denominations and routine that experience originated or flourished in North the US, from the start of eu cost to the current day. The huge multidisciplinary assurance contains the spiritual lifetime of indigenous peoples, particular elements of spiritual existence, and the connection of political, social, fiscal, and cultural spheres.
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It also claimed that women seeking abortions had abandoned providential roles, a sensitive issue at a time when more and more women were entering the workforce and experiencing its effects on their role in family life. The debate soon addressed birth control. Protestant women were more likely to use birth control than Roman Catholic women, and Protestants feared that their declining birthrates might promote “race suicide” if Catholic and other “inferior” immigrants increased in numbers. Although Protestants had little to say against abortion, Antony Comstock and other Protestant politicians became the chief opponents of legalized birth control measures.
Lobbying by physicians in response to the health risks posed by untrained providers escalated the legislative movement. Physician Horatio Storer led the effort to organize the medical profession, and in 1859 the American Medical Association (AMA) called for an end to abortions both before and after quickening. The AMA rejected the common belief that a fetus was not alive until after quickening and declared it a living being before birth. It also claimed that women seeking abortions had abandoned providential roles, a sensitive issue at a time when more and more women were entering the workforce and experiencing its effects on their role in family life.
Ford eventually won the Republican nomination, Reagan’s supporters pushed through a plank in the party platform supporting a constitutional amendment banning abortion. Democrats refused to support an amendment. By 1978, however, thirteen state legislatures had called for a constitutional convention. Medicaid was funding over 33 percent of all abortions. In response, pro-life agitation led to the drafting of the 1976 Hyde Amendment, which called for a ban on the use of Medicaid funds for abortions.