Abortion in America
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Abortion in America : The Origins and Evolution of a National Policy

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Chronicles the incidence of abortion in nineteenthand twentieth-century America and the causes and processes of the profound social change which resulted, by 1900, in the nearly universal legal proscription of abortionshow more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 139.7 x 210.82 x 25.4mm | 498.95g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195026160
  • 9780195026160
  • 1,656,034

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"A fascinating book which sets to rest a number of preconceptions on the subject. Easy to read and yet hard-hitting."--Marlette Rebhorn, ustin Community College"Should be an eye-opener to those who think that religious objections were at the root of anti-abortion legislation and equally to those who think that abortion has been a matter of life and death."--Carl N. Degler, Stanford University"A superb example of the way history can inform a current contentious controversy."--Journal of American History"Mohr makes it abundantly clear that Supreme Court decisions of the 1970s were not a modern weakening of moral standards but a return to what Americans believed and practiced a hundred years ago."--The Christian Century"An altogether lucid review of American abortion policy in the 19th century."--Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Timesshow more

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'The history of how abortion came to be banned and how women lost--for the century between approximately 1870 and 1970--rights previously thought to be natural and inherent over their own bodies is a fascinating and infuriating one.show more

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