Shaping Abortion Discourse

Democracy and the Public Sphere in Germany and the United States

 

By: Myra Marx Ferree, William A. Gamson, Jürgen Gerhards, and Dieter Rucht

Cambridge University Press 2002

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Chart 7.1: Women's Standing by Country

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Note: Chart only includes non-journalist speakers with gender given.
 

Chart 7.2: Gender and Framing Direction by Country

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Note: Journalists and non-framing speakers were excluded.
 

Chart 7.3: Women's Rights Frames by Gender, Country, and Time Period

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Note: All framing speakers with gender given. The proportion is the mean of positive and neutral women's rights frames as a proportion of positive and neutral fetal life, balancing, women's rights, and individual & state frames.
 

Table 7.4: Women's and Abortion Rights Organizations by Country


Type of group and country Feminist Women’s Movement Abortion rights/ family planning All other orgs
Germany US Germany US Germany US Germany US
n of orgs 12 7 15 4 9 22 58 22
% Active in educating women on reproductive health/rights 55% 33% 27% 75% 67% 82%

13%

(55)

14%
% That seek to influence women as means 58% 14% 40% 0% 22% 9% 5% 9%
% True that women should play more dominant role 91% 57% 79% 75% 89% 59% 27% 18%
% Members  share concern with women 92% 86% 80% 75% 33% 52% 2% 14%
% Completely woman oriented 82% 43% 73% 50% 33% 18% 2% 5%
Mean % women (& n  reporting)

  99%

(11)

  93%

(5)

  91%

(15)

  90%

(4)

73%

(6)

65%

(11)

36%

(49)

  51%

(15)

Mean resource level 1.7

4.4

(6)

2.4

(12)

3.4   3.7

4.1

(19)

3.4

(50)

4.3

(19)

N of indiv members

(n grps reportng)

292

(9)

51,300

  (7)

123,000

  (10)

156,000

  (4)

1,080

  (6)

25,776

  (19)

1,067,000

(38)

854,000

  (16)

 
 
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