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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State constitutional protection may also seem merely symbolic , but in fact ,
affirmative state constitutional protection of abortion rights is often interpreted by
the courts to require state funding of abortion services . There are those states
that go ...
TABLE 3.6 ( continued ) State Abortion Restriction Scores Restriction Score
Protection Score Total Restriction Score State South Dakota Tennessee Texas
Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming 8 6 7 8 0
10 2 4 ...
One U.S. representative expressed his view of the adopted embryo by urging
congressional protection of them : these human embryos are life and deserve our
care and protection . There are thousands of embryos in existence , each one ...
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