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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Name and Citation Nature of Case - specific record keeping and reporting by
abortion providers. 1976 Challenged a Massachusetts law that required the
Bellotti v. Baird (Bellotti 1) consent of both parents to a minor's abortion, but 428
u.s. 132 ...
939 , 166 N.Y.S. 1107 Challenged a New York State prohibition against the sale
and provision of contraceptive devices . Challenged the federal Comstock Law
that made it illegal to distribute contraceptive materials . 1936 United States v .
Reproductive Health Services 492 U.S. 490 Challenged Missouri's 1986 Act that
- declared that life begins at conception , - forbid the use of public funds for the
purpose of counseling a woman to have an abortion not necessary to save her
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