Safe, Legal, and Unavailable? Abortion Politics in the United States
SAGE Publications, 2007 - 235 páginas
The Supreme Court’s 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade legalized abortion. Yet while the medical procedure is legal—and safe—many women across the country do not have the ability to exercise this reproductive right. Melody Rose examines abortion as a social regulatory policy, thoughtfully and thoroughly chronicling the erosion of abortion rights and availability since Roe. Paying respect to all views of this controversial topic in her engaging new book, Rose explores the success of the right-to-life movement in accumulating local and national policies that restrict access to abortion while enhancing fetal protections. In addition to a basic and brief primer on the practice and history of abortion, Rose considers the roles played by the courts, political parties, and interest groups in constructing barriers to abortion. With an examination of public opinion poll data and a look at both state and national statutory prohibitions on abortion, Rose also shows how powerful language wars have resulted in material policy alterations. Chapter-opening vignettes and vivid storytelling make this brief and topical supplement a good read that is sure to get your students thinking critically about this highly charged topic. As well, the author has augmented chapters with further reading suggestions and provocative discussion questions that invite insightful discussion and analysis.
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Article I , Section 8 , delegates most national legislative authority to Congress ,
granting flexible powers to discern proper national policy . Still , that section is
balanced by the various limits placed on federal authority by the Bill of Rights and
Building on the authority of hospital review boards , physicians demanded a
reassertion of their individual professional authority in abortion , which had been
somewhat sublimated by the restrictive state policies of the 1950s . Not only did ...
CASEY : SUPPLANTING DOCTOR AUTHORITY WITH STATE AUTHORITY The
premise of a doctor ' s authority remained the dominant position in Supreme
Court rulings subsequent to Roe . Beginning with Webster , however , the Court ...
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