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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As noted in the Introduction , pro - life strategies of the 1970s and 1980s included
attempts to create a federal statutory or constitutional protection for fetal life ; that
strategy , while heartfelt for many activists , met with little success . As the public ...
movement's strategy for sweeping change . Social movement organizations and
their interest groups in Congress often collapse during prolonged periods of
legislative defeat ; given the early movement's ambitious congressional strategy
A NEW STRATEGY FOR A NEW CENTURY : PERSUADE , PROTECT , AND
PROHIBIT memAbortion rights supporters knew that the victory of George W.
Bush in the 2000 election meant advancement of pro - life interests . What they
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