Abortion: All Sides of the Issue
From the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance. Pro and con
information about abortion. Basic facts about pregnancy, religious and
ethical aspects, public opinion, abortion methods, laws and more.
Legal Status of Abortion
Includes a map of the world that presents the status of abortion in
Who Decides? A State-by-State Review of Abortion and Reproductive
This 2003 edition presents each states position, and various
politicians positions, like the governor. Most of these documents are in
pdf format. You will need to download and install
Reader (free) to view documents.
NARAL Press Releases & Statements
The National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League site
presents information about and advocacy for reproductive rights.
NARAL Fact &
National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League factsheets are
designed to give you a quick look at the status of a reproductive health
The latest news from the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights
and Abortion Rights/ Reproductive Issues
NOW's stand on and history supporting abortion rights.
Information from Planned Parenthood regarding laws, fact sheets,
information on how to prevent abortion, how abortions are performed, and
Religious Coalition for
The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, founded in 1973, is
forty national Christian, Jewish, and other religious organizations that
support a woman's right to choose. Includes many essays and publications
on such topics as late term abortions, an overview of religious support
for choice, and biblical perspectives.
Humane Vitae (On The Regulation of Birth)
Encyclical Letter of His Holiness Pope Paul VI.
Campaign to End Partial-Birth Abortions
Hear testimony and discussions against partial-birth abortions.
National Right to Life
National organization promoting the right to life. Includes
information on partial-birth abortions, abortion alternatives, press
releases, and medical facts regarding abortion.
Right to Life: Abortion
The Ohio Right to Life organization provides issues, laws and actions,
books, statistics and more.
On the Value and Inviolability of Human Life
Encyclical letter addressed by the Supreme Pontiff, John Paul II.
National Prolife News
Various pro-life resources sponsored by Lifeaction Advocates, a local
right to life organization in Gainesville, FL.
Supreme Court Decisions
Supreme Court Decisions Concerning Reproductive Rights: A
Chronology: 1965 - 2001
Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania et
al vs. Casey, Governor of Pennsylvania, et al. (Case Number 505 U.S. 833
ROE v. WADE, 410 U.S. 113 (1973)
WADE, 410 U.S. 113 (1973)
Stenberg v. Carhart
vs. Reproductive Health Services
Affirmative Action Megasites
The Affirmative Action
and Diversity Project: A Web Page for Research
From the Department of English at the University of California, Santa
Barbara, this site "presents diverse opinions regarding Affirmative Action
topics; rather than taking a singular pro or con position, it is designed
to help lend many different voices to the debates surrounding the issues
of affirmative action."
Employment Opportunities and Affirmative Action
Upper level college student project at St. Norbert College. Includes
background information on affirmative action, laws, links to both opposed
and supportive sites.
History of Affirmative Action in the U.S.
From University of California, Santa Barbara, this site includes
supreme court cases, laws and regulations and reports about affirmative
Ten Myths About Affirmative Action
The following essay appeared in an issue of the Journal of Social
Issues entitled "The Affirmative Action Debate: What's Fair in Policy
and Programs?" (Winter 1996; Volume 52, Issue 4, pp. 25-31)..
Against Affirmative Action
Upper level college student project at St. Norbert College.
Proposition 209:Prohibition Against Discrimination or Preferential
Treatment by State and Other Public Entities. Initiative Constitutional
Official Title and Summary prepared by the Attorney General.
Hopwood vs. State of Texas
Reversing affirmative action decision. PDF document.
University of California Regent v. Bakke, 438 U.S. 265
Johnson v. Board of Regents
Smith v. University of Washington
Taxman v. Board of Education of the Town of Piscataway
Equal Employment Opportunity laws.
Answers to frequently asked questions and facts about AIDS, youth and
HIV and more.
John Hopkins AIDS
Resources from John Hopkins University. Inlcudes publications,
education, resources, prevention and more.
Multnomah County Library Homework Center Diseases & Viruses: AIDS
AIDS/HIV information and facts.
Health Division: HIV Program
Includes weekly AIDS surveillance report, Oregon 2002 HIV/AIDS Report,
HIV/AIDS Bureau: Law and
From the US Department of Health, this page highlights laws and
policies related to HIV and AIDS in the US.
The Body: Legal
Read the ACLU civil rights statement, US Department of Justice
statement, and more.
Your Voice with
Activists action alerts and more legislative issues.
Alcohol & Drinking Age
See also Drunk Driving
Alcohol & Drinking Age Megasites
Drinking Age Limits
The International Center for Alcohol Policies presents various reports
related to alcohol, including alcohol and your health, policies on alcohol
and pregnancy, binge drinking and more.
The International Center for Alcohol Policies presents an overview of
the drinking age issue, from what the debate is to international
approaches to the topic.
Legal Drinking Age
This site identifies the problem, provides a possible solution and
also presents drinking age statistics from around the world.
National Institute on
Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Publications, frequently asked questions, and more.
21: The Drinking Age
Fact Sheet: Minimum Drinking Age Laws
The National Traffic and Highway Administration presents this PDF
document explaining the 1984 National Minimum Drinking Age Act.
The Minimum Legal Drinking Age: Facts and Fallacies
The American Medical Association presents a brief history and research
findings regarding the National Minimum Drinking Age Act.
on Underaged Drinking
Advocacy group against underaged drinking.
Minimum Drinking Age Laws
MADD presents statistics to support keeping the drinking age at 21.
Drinking Age Needs to be Changed
This site provides drinking age news, opinions, research and
National Youth Rights Association: Get Informed
This site advocates for lowering the drinking age.
Aftermath of 1984
This site by Youth Truth, a publication for a society free from age
restrictions, presents an opinion piece for repealing the national age
restriction on drinking.
International Drinking Age Limits
This site presents statistics and information about the cultural
aspects of alcohol in societies around the world.
Why the Drinking Age Should be Lowered
This research paper from Professor Ruth C. Engs at Indiana University
cites why the national drinking age should be lowered.
Alcohol & Drinking Age Legislation
Drinking Age Limits
The International Center for Alcohol Policies identifies drinking and
purchasing ages from countries around the world.
Legislative Analysis for the National Minimum Drinking Age Act
An essay with sources that looks at the drinking age.
Animal Rights Megasites
This site provides in depth information regarding animal welfare,
treatment and health.
International Society for
This organization works to end animal injustices and to expose the
suffering and exploitation of animals.
Status of Animals
A site that provides an overview of the different animal rights
perspectives in general. The site also breaks down information by animal.
People for the Ethical
Treatment of Animals
Check out the library for information or go to the kids section for
animal rights information.
World Animal Net
"The world's largest database of animal protection societies, with
over 6,000 listings and links to more than 1,500 Web Sites. To start a
search, select a geographical region in the sidebar or search by
Animals in Research
From Americans for Medical Progress, this site explains how medical
testing on animals has benefitted humans and animals and addresses ethical
Animal Research Issues
From American Physiological Society, this site presents the APS'
policy on animal testing and more.
The Humane Society:
Animals in Research
The national Humane Society presents information about the types of
animals used in testing, about pain and stress, primates, product testing
Humane Use of Animals in Research
This site provides animal testing advocacy information.
This organization helps people learn about animal in testing and
research, from alternatives to genetic engineering.
Aminal Research in Medicine
This organization helps people understand the medical importance for
the use of animals in research.
Animal Legal and
Repository for any and all national and international animal rights
legal materials. Search for US laws and cases as well as world law and
The Animal Welfare Act: Historical Perspectives and Future
From the Animal Welfare Information Center from the Department of
Legislation, Regulations, Policies, and Guidelines
From the Animal Welfare Information Center from the Department of
Binge Drinking Statistics & Data |
Binge Drinking Statistics & Data
This site provides statistics as well as informatioan about short and
long term effects of binge drinking and more.
Binge Drinking: Definition
Definition of the term by the Journal of Studies on Alcohol.
Binge Drinking Among Underage Persons
This site provides 2000 data regarding binge drinking by persons under
the age of 21 in the United States.
Binge Drinking 101
From PBS' The NewsHour highlights the binge drinking issue.
Binge Drinking and the College Student: What's Five Drinks?
From the Harvard School of Public Health this site presents the
article online. This site requires
For a complete list of binge drinking articles from this school, see
in Adolescents and College Students
From the Department of Health and Human Services, this site presents
information and reference resources about binge drinking.
About.com provides a number of articles about binge drinking.
Had Enough? (Binge Drinking Blows)
From the Center of Science in the Public Interest this site presents
the issues and concequences of binge drinking.
More Canadian Students Drink But American Students Drink More
From the Harvard School of Public Health, this site provides a
comparitive study between Canadian and US college student drinking.
National Alcohol Screening Day
From the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, this site
explains how you and your community can participate.
Teen Tipplers: America's Underage Drinking Epidemic
From the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, this site
presents their study findings for underage drinking and includes
information about binge drinking. This site requires
Trends in College Binge Drinking
From the Journal of American College Health, this site presents the
findings of four alcohol surveys from 1993-2001. This site requires
Under 21: College
This site from MADD presents information about college drinking and
This site identifies each states' legal blood alcohol concentration,
suspension laws, and first offense fines.
Capital Punishment Megasites
This site from the Bureau of Justice Statistics presents recent
statistics on executions throughout the states as well as demographic
statistics of those on death row throughout the country.
on Death Row
From PBS and Frontline, this site presents pro and con views about the
death penalty, interviews with death row inmates, a chronology of capital
punishment from the 17th century to the present.
Information: High School Curriculum
This site presents information about pro and con capital punishment,
the stages of a capital case, history of the death penalty and methods of
execution. The site also provides state by state data and provides a state
comparison chart, and it also presents courtroom cases and lets students
learn if they would be selected for a jury on this topic.
Capital Punishment: The Death Penalty
The Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance present reasons for and
against the death penalty as well as it's relation to North America.
The Death Penalty
Read the history and an overview of capital punishment and a
state-by-state look at the issue, methods of execution, and death penalty
Information about the death penalty by state, race, costs, and more.
Librarian's Guide to the Best Information on the Net: the Death Penalty
From O'Keefe Library, St. Ambrose University.
Talk of the Nation: The Death Penalty
Listen to part of all of this two-hour audio broadcast from National
Public Radio's Talk of the Nation.
John Stuart Mill
"Speech In Favor of Capital Punishment"
Speech John Stewart Mill presented before Parliament on April 21, 1868
in opposition to a bill banning capital punishment.
Amnesty International: Against the Death Penalty
Current information about the death penalty as well as the
Amnesty International provides uptodate current events surrounding the
The Death Penalty
"The American Civil Liberties Union joins a diverse group of
religious, civil liberties and human rights organizations in calling for a
new nationwide moratorium on the death penalty."
Death Penalty Facts by State
Click on each state on the map of from the table of contents from
below the map to access detailed information about each state's death
penalty statistics and legislation.
Death Penalty Law Materials
Federal, state and other materials. "Congress and state legislatures
may prescribe capital punishment for certain heinous crimes. It has been
held that the death penalty is not a per se violation of the eight
amendment's bar on cruel and unusual punishment."
Justice Project: State Legislation Database
This advocacy group Web site provides information about changes to
each state's death penalty legislation.
Enough is Enough
"A campaign, launched in November of 1992, embraces a vision to
restore an environment in which citizens are free to raise their children
and conduct our lives without the intrusion of illegal sexual material or
"A national grassroots network of concerned citizens, librarians and
library trustees that believe in: More common sense access policies to
protect children from exposure to age-inappropriate materials without
parental consent." "Does not encourage removal of collection material."
ACLU Cyber Liberties
From the American Civil Liberties Union, this site promotes the right
to free speech.
Multnomah County Library Homework Center: Banned Books Week
The library's site on censorship and banned books for Banned Books
National Coalition Against
This site provides uptodate information about censorship around the
Banned Books On-line
"A special exhibit of books that have been the objects of censorship
or censorship attempts."
Bonfire of Liberties
Traces the history of book censorship from 1200 AD using a graphically
intense look at this history.
A Brief History of
Banned Music in the United States
Music Censorship : Elvis to Ice-T
This article appeared in REV magazine, a culture and issues monthly in
Virginia Beach, VA.
Challenged and Banned Books
From the American Library Association, this site lists the most
frequently challenged books and authors for the past year and why these
books were challenged.
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Organization promoting freedom in the electronic frontier.
Electronic Privacy Information
Search this Washington DC interest group Web site for the latest free
speech challenges, censorship legislation and more.
"EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington, D.C. It was
established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties
issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional
Why Johnny Can't Read: Censorship in American Libraries
Article about books that have been censored in school libraries, as
well as more subtle forms of censorship, by award-winning novelist Suzanne
Full Text of CIPA
Children's Internet Protection Act full text.
From the FindLaw site, this page presents information about filtering,
freedom of expression, censorship and more.
The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
The text of the First Amendment.
"A non-profit, public interest law firm established in 1991 to
protect, defend, and further the rights to participate in and know about
government activities and speak freely about public issues."
Child Labor Megasites |
Child Labor Megasites
Youth & Labor
From the US Department of Labor, this site presents the federal
guidelines for young people to work. The site includes child labor
By the Sweat and Toil of Children
From the US Department of Labor, this site presents its report on
international child labor and the US' committment to eliminate it.
This UNICEF site contains official documents, links to other sites
about child labor and children's rights.
Child Labor in America 1908-1912
This site presents the history of child labor during the early
twentieth century and includes photographs.
This UNICEF site contains official documents, links to other sites,
quiz to test your knowledge about child labor.
From the National Consumers League, this site lets you know what
companies are involved in child labor and give you contact information to
send those companies your remarks.
Child Labor Resource Guide
"Whom to contact at your State Department of Labor for information
concerning your state child labor law."
Children in the
From the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs, this site
provides facts about children in the fields and information about
eliminating child labor.
Global March Against Child
Find information out about the march, the latest child labor
information, and about the lives of child laborers and more.
Child Labor Coalition
This site from the National Consumers League presents government,
international, and other advocacy group information regarding child labor.
From the Gallery of the Harvard School for Public Health. Photographs
of children working various jobs in the United States, Mexico, Thailand,
Nepal, Bangladesh, Turkey, Morocco, Indonesia, and India.
The Apparel Industry and Codes of Conduct
This site from the US Department of Labor presents an overview of
child labor issues, and suggested codes of conduct to be implemented.
Child Labor Deterence Act
S.706. The purpose of this act: "To prohibit the importation of goods
produced abroad with child labor, and for other purposes."
Forced and Indentured Child Labor Prevention Act
S.373 Bill introduced to Congress in 1999 regarding child labor and US
Children's Rights Megasites
Child Welfare League of America
"America's oldest and largest organization devoted entirely to the
well-being of America's vulnerable children and their families."
The organization exists to "provide a strong and effective voice for
all the children of America, who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for
themselves. We pay particular attention to the needs of poor and minority
children and those with disabilities."
" A nonpartisan, independent voice for children, working to translate
the nation's commitment to children and families into action."
Children's Rights Council
"A non-profit organization based in Washington, DC that works to
assure children meaningful and continuing contact with both their parents
and extended family regardless of the parents' marital status."
The Future of
By The Center for the Future of Children, this online publication is
meant to "disseminate timely information on major issues related to
children's well-being, with special emphasis on providing objective
analysis and evaluation, translating existing knowledge into effective
programs and polices, and promoting constructive institutional change."
National Center for Children in
Mission: "Identify and promote strategies that reduce the incidence of
young child poverty in the United States and that improve the life chances
of the millions of children under age six who are growing up poor."
UNICEF: United Nations
Includes children's rights, publications, statistics, news and more.
Bar Association Center for Children and the Law
Annual reports, publications, factbook, and more.
Creation Science vs. Evolution
Theory of Evolution vs. Creation Science
The Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance present various
beliefs, proved and disproved theories, links, and references about
creation science and evolution.
The Talk.Origins Archive
This usenet newsgroup archive explores the creation and evolution
Jason Browning, Dr. Gerald Lenner, and Mark Rajock, engineers and
professionals with graduate degrees, largely in computer science, provide
numerous links and debates against evolution.
"A newsletter discussing what's happening in the world of
Creation-Science." Gives a brief overview of beliefs and more.
BBCs Evolution Web site
A "site compiled by the BBC for their Evolution Weekend: March
27-29th, 1998. This site contains a range of materials directly related to
the various television programmes shown on BBC TWO over that weekend, in
addition to a large amount of original online content" such as the
"Extinction Files" which discusses why species die out.
Biology and Evolutionary Theory
What is evolution? Origin of species? Darwinism?Find out here. Read
Darwin's The Origin of Species online.