Political Demography: The Banning of Abortion in Ceausescu's Romania

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Political Demography: The Banning of Abortion in Ceausescu's Romania by Mind Map: Political Demography: The Banning of Abortion in Ceausescu's Romania

1. Law 770 in 1966

1.1. Prohibits abortion with a few exceptions

1.1.1. by 67 the birthrate is back up

2. Birthrate in Romania had fallen due to legalized abortion

3. traditional Romanian family is Patriarchial

4. Ceausescu's Reign

5. Mothers who bore many children were known as heroes

5.1. Heroine Mother, Order of Maternal Glory

6. After abortion is prohibited the birthrate skyrockets

6.1. Added childcare and promotes appliances and semi prepared foods

7. in 1983 the birthrate drops again

8. Paternalistic State

8.1. Illegal abortions and unwanted children

8.1.1. AIDS infected transfusions

8.2. Creates unhealthy people

8.3. criminals

9. "Supreme Joy, Supreme Responsibility"

9.1. Contributions of 25 yo and older, regardless or marital status

10. Urban women could get contraceptives on the black market

11. it was believe gypsy women didn't have abortions

12. Healthcare providers who performed illegal abortions were imprisoned

13. Some families abandoned their infants because they had limited food to eat

14. From 1865-1989 9,452 women died from complications of illegal abortions

15. Revolution 1989

15.1. Abortions made legal

15.1.1. 70-100 abortions daily

15.2. contraceptives made available

15.3. AIDS research