Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy. It was made legal in the U.S. in 1973, following the Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade. However, it remains a highly debated political issue, both online and in real life, with many states instituting their own laws restricting access to services and banning the procedure under certain circumstances.

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Commenting on the current national debate on abortion, or just crossing the line?
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Embattled executive provides valuable lessons in how not to communicate online.
Congressman takes serious stand against fake “abortionplex” on Facebook
Rep. John Fleming shared an article by The Onion about Planned Parenthood, adding the comment "abortion by the wholesale."  
Facebook apologizes for deleting user’s abortion instructions
Dr. Rebecca Gomperts changed her profile picture to a list of instructions for how to have an abortion without medical assistance, a move Facebook now says was "not in violation of our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities."
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