Okay, fair warning: the main thing to remember when you look at any Internet site, but particularly ones dealing with "issues," is that the information you read is going to be slanted, biased, whatever term you want to use. You probably won't be getting a complete picture of the subject, so read carefully and do a bit of thinking before you run with the information.
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Abortion Pro and Con Alcohol / Teenagers Animal Experiments Censorship/ Book Banning Chemical Warfare
Hot News / Hot Research A collection of links to current events and issues that goes back to 1995.
Abortion (Pro and Con)
Abortion and Reproduction Rights links to resources on both sides of the abortion debate, including the ChoiceNet Report and ProLife News. Included is Roe v. Wade, and the Pope's Humanae Vitae.
Abortion protests discusses the question: "Do you agree with the ways some people are protesting against abortion rights in our country?" (US)
NOW : Abortion Rights is a collection of articles and information. You'll also find Supreme Court decisions.
Life advances the protection of human life from conception to natural death through education and peaceful public advocacy.
National Abortion Rights Action League
A collection of Pro-Life links from Yahoo.
Alcohol Use and Teenagers
Mothers Against Drunk Drivers has information from studies on teen drinking, legislation, and statistics.
A new Web Site for SADD, Students Against Destructive Decisions. (formerly Students Against Driving Drunk)
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: see under Drugs
Altweb explores options to using animals to test cosmetics, medication, etc.
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
Envirolinks Animal Rights Resource site
Foundation for Biomedical Research -- check out "research facts" section and commonly asked questions.
The History of Medical Progress: Why do we experiment on animals?
New Scientist Planet Science: Caught in the Crossfire of the Animal Wars. (Article) and Animal Experimentation (Article)
PETA Factsheet: Animal Experimentation
Scientific American: Trends in Animal Reseach (Article)
Information on censorship, specifically Internet censorship, can be found on the American Civil Liberties Union pages, and on Peacefire's pages.
In addition to AuthorLinks, you can access information about books that have been banned or almost-banned from Banned Books On-Line.
Book Banning, Burning, and Censorship Page (this is not a " How-to-do-it Guide " by the way. :Þ )
Too bad this site isn't updated, but if you're looking for some older information on the use of Internet filtering software, take a look at the Censorware Search Engine.
The Digital Freedom Network includes banned documents from 17 countries.
Chemical Warfare -- more than you probably want to know ...
Cloning and Genetic Testing
A few articles on cloning may be found here.. mostly against.
Conceiving A Clone: the web's most comprehensive cloning resource.
"A Question of Genes" explores questions and ethical issues raised by genetic research and genetic testing.
Drugs -- Legalization
Legalization of Illicit Drugs: Impact and Feasibility.
Medical Uses of Illicit Drugs by Lester Grinspoon and James B. Bakalar
Medicinal Applications of Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol and Marijuana from the Annals of Internal Medicine 15 May 1997.
Marijuana as Medicine A Recent History (1976-1996)
Senate Bill 6271
Euthanasia (Right to die)
Euthanasia.com is an enormous database that seems to try to present all points of view. There is information on physician-assisted suicide, living wills, and mercy killings from the medical, religious, legal, and ethical points of view. There are lists of organizations opposed to as well as in support of the right to die.
Freedom of Speech, Flag Burning, etc.
The Flag-Burning Page covers history, current legislation, and has a video of a flag-burning as well. (We're looking for an anti-flag burning site to balance this one. Anyone have any ideas?)
The Freedom Forum is a nonpartisan, international foundation dedicated to free press, free speech and free spirit for all people.
FIREARMS FACT-SHEET (1997) by the Gun Owners Foundation.
Hand Gun Control Organization
Implementation of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (Chapter Report, 01/25/96, GAO/GGD-96-22).
Kids and Guns: Too Many Kids Are Getting A Real Bang Out of Life," announces a full-page ad in The New York Times.
The National Rifle Association of America
Taking Aim at Gun Control by Daniel D. Polsby and Dennis Brennen
October 30, 1995 and The False Promise of Gun Control by Daniel D. Polsby
International Campaign to Ban Landmines.
Legalization of Drugs, see Drugs -- Legalization
Population Action International seeks to advance policies and programs that slow population growth.
Right to Privacy in the Age of Telecommunication includes history of the right to privacy, information on wiretapping, data surveillance, and the Clipper Chip controversy.
The U.S. House of Representatives Internet Law Library Privacy and information access
The African American Holocaust site is intended for older students -- say senior in high school and up. That said, if you are looking for horrific photographs depicting racism in the United States, this is the place to look.
Radiation: good or bad.
Right to Die see Euthanasia
Facts About Sexual Harassment from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Sexual Harassment Issues from (The World Wide Web Virtual Library)
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