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Author Luker, Kristin.

Title Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood.

Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (342 pages).
Series California Series on Social Choice & Political Economy, 3
California Series on Social Choice & Political Economy, 3.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Contents Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; 2 Medicine and Morality in the Nineteenth Century; 3 The Century of Silence; 4 Abortion Reform: The Professionals' Dilemma; 5 Women and the Right to Abortion; 6 The Emergence of the Right-to-Life Movement; 7 World Views of the Activists; 8 Motherhood and Morality in America; 9 The Future of the Debate; Appendix 1: Methodology; Appendix 2: Tables; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
Summary This study of the abortion controversy in the United States argues that moral positions on abortion are intimately tied to views on sexual behaviour, the care of children, family life, technology, and the importance of the individual.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Abortion -- Political aspects -- United States.
Pro-life movement -- United States.
Motherhood -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780520907928 (electronic bk.)
0520907922 (electronic bk.)