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Open Abortion

Worldwide, some 46 million women have abortions every year. Of these abortions, only slightly more than half are legal, that is, take place under

Open Addams, Jane, 1860-1935
Addams, Jane, 1860-1935

Jane Addams, social reformer, settlement house leader, and peace advocate, was born on September 6, 1860, in Cedarville, Illinois, a little town near

Open Affirmative action programs
Affirmative action programs

The term affirmative action describes programs that give special consideration or preference to members of previously disadvantaged groups, most

Open Alimony

in law, allowance for support that an individual pays to his or her former spouse, usually as part of a divorce settlement. It is based on the common

Open Anderson, Elizabeth Garrett, 1836-1917
Anderson, Elizabeth Garrett, 1836-1917

English physician, the first English woman to qualify in medicine. In 1859 Anderson met the US doctor Elizabeth Blackwell , who inspired her to become

Open Anorexia

Eating disorders are a spectrum of illnesses that have serious psychological and medical consequences, both in the short and long term. In the case of

Open Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906

Susan Brownell Anthony was born in Massachusetts on February 15, 1820. She became a schoolteacher and then moved to Rochester, New York, in 1851 to