The abortion controversy : a documentary history

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  • Creator edited by Eva R. Rubin
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1998.
  • Physical Details
    • xvii, 312 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780275965266, 0275965260
  • OCLC ocm41557063

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

  • Part I : before 1960 -- Abortion in historical context -- Contraception and abortion in America before 1960 - Part II : the abortion reform movement (1960-1972) -- The reformers -- Catalysts -- Reform activity in state legislatures (1967-1972) -- The politics of state legislative reform (1967-1973) -- Breakthrough in the courts -- The abortion situation worldwide -- Public opinion -- Philosophical arguments for and against the liberalization of abortion laws - Part III : the 1973 abortion cases -- The law and the cases -- The immediate reaction to the abortion decisions -- Part IV : the battle lines are drawn (1974-1980) -- State legislative action and judicial response (1974-1980) -- Amending the constitution -- Politics and elections -- Part V : the Reagan and Bush administrations and beyond (1980- ) -- National politics -- State legislation during the 1980s -- New issues and problems
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