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Dispatches from the Abortion Wars: The Costs of Fanaticism to Doctors, Patients, and the Rest of Us

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Surprising firsthand accounts from the front lines of abortion provision reveal the persistent cultural, political, and economic hurdles to access

 

While “abortion wars” may bring to mind the very real threat of anti-abortion violence, this timely book shows how a pervasive stigma—cultivated by the religious right—operates less dramatically but just as effectively to impede access by shaming women and marginalizing abortion providers in their own professional communities.

 

In Dispatches from the Abortion Wars, reproductive-health researcher Carole Joffe immerses readers in on-the-ground stories of doctors grappling with the obstacles of providing abortion care for their patients, while also offering hope for a more compassionate standard of women’s health care.

Synopsis:

Surprising firsthand accounts from the front lines of abortion provision reveal the persistent cultural, political, and economic hurdles to access

 

More than thirty-five years after women won the right to legal abortion, most people do not realize how inaccessible it has become. In these pages, reproductive-health researcher Carole Joffe shows how a pervasive stigma—cultivated by the religious right—operates to maintain barriers to access by shaming women and marginalizing abortion providers. Through compelling testimony from doctors, health-care workers, and patients, Joffe reports the lived experiences behind the polemics, while also offering hope for a more compassionate standard of women’s health care. 

Synopsis:

Surprising firsthand accounts from the front lines of abortion provision reveal the persistent cultural, political, and economic hurdles to access

 

While “abortion wars” may bring to mind the very real threat of anti-abortion violence, this timely book shows how a pervasive stigma—cultivated by the religious right—operates less dramatically but just as effectively to impede access by shaming women and marginalizing abortion providers in their own professional communities.

 

In Dispatches from the Abortion Wars, reproductive-health researcher Carole Joffe immerses readers in on-the-ground stories of doctors grappling with the obstacles of providing abortion care for their patients, while also offering hope for a more compassionate standard of women’s health care.

About the Author

Carole Joffe is a professor at the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at the University of California-San Francisco, and a professor emerita of sociology at the University of California-Davis. She is the author of several other books, including Doctors of Conscience.

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“No one knows more about reproductive rights in the United States than Carole Joffe. This indispensable book . . . is both harrowing and galvanizing.”—Michelle Goldberg, author of The Means of Reproduction

 

“Terrific—clear, terse, and full of things you need to know.”Katha Pollitt, author of Virginity or Death!

 

“Riveting. Joffe’s insights into popular culture, alongside her analysis of the recent barrage of ballot initiatives, are spot on in explaining the growth of negative attitudes about abortion.”—Eleanor J. Bader, Feminist Review

 

“Instructive and memorable.”—Emily Bazelon, Slate

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807001288
Author:
Joffe, Carole
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sociology-Abortion and Birth Control
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
8.48 x 5.5 x .54 in .66 lb

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Reproductive Rights
History and Social Science » Sociology » Abortion and Birth Control
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"Synopsis" by , Surprising firsthand accounts from the front lines of abortion provision reveal the persistent cultural, political, and economic hurdles to access

 

More than thirty-five years after women won the right to legal abortion, most people do not realize how inaccessible it has become. In these pages, reproductive-health researcher Carole Joffe shows how a pervasive stigma—cultivated by the religious right—operates to maintain barriers to access by shaming women and marginalizing abortion providers. Through compelling testimony from doctors, health-care workers, and patients, Joffe reports the lived experiences behind the polemics, while also offering hope for a more compassionate standard of women’s health care. 

"Synopsis" by , Surprising firsthand accounts from the front lines of abortion provision reveal the persistent cultural, political, and economic hurdles to access

 

While “abortion wars” may bring to mind the very real threat of anti-abortion violence, this timely book shows how a pervasive stigma—cultivated by the religious right—operates less dramatically but just as effectively to impede access by shaming women and marginalizing abortion providers in their own professional communities.

 

In Dispatches from the Abortion Wars, reproductive-health researcher Carole Joffe immerses readers in on-the-ground stories of doctors grappling with the obstacles of providing abortion care for their patients, while also offering hope for a more compassionate standard of women’s health care.

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