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Abortion in the United States: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues (Hardcover))

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Abortion in the United States: A Reference Handbook offers a balanced, objective look at the ultimate "wedge" issue in American culture. This volume offers a revealing history of abortion politics and policy from the 1800s to Roe v. Wade to the present, with clear analyses of disputes such as public funding for abortion, the status of the fetus, contraception, abortion as a "litmus test" for candidates and judicial nominees, and more.

A separate chapter looks at abortion politics throughout the world and places the United States in a global context. Biographies of major players, extensive data and documents, and a bibliography of important resources make this an essential resource on one of the most controversial topics in our national dialog.

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In a balanced treatment of this highly contentious issue, McBride (emeritus, political science, Florida Atlantic U.; U. of Washington. 2006-2008) presents both sides of the debate over abortion in the U.S. in historical, international, and relevant medical issue contexts. The book includes a chapter-long chronology of the policy debates; biographical sketches of the key players; summaries of/excerpts from historical documents, Supreme Court cases, and state regulations; data on current abortion incidence and practice; an annotated directory of resources; and a glossary. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This work is a balanced presentation of the pro-life/pro-choice controversy, showing all aspects of the debate and why it is so difficult to resolve.

Synopsis:

• Primary sources include excerpts from major Supreme Court cases, legislative bills and laws passed by Congress, and historical documents

• Provides tables showing states' laws on abortion and public opinion on various aspects of the abortion controversy

Synopsis:

• Provides a balanced description of the abortion controversy in the United States and its effects on the law and politics

• Covers over two centuries of contention over abortion, linking the changes in the politics of abortion to changes in medical technology and women's status

• Gives readers the tools to make sense of each new pro-choice/pro-life debate that hits the news

Synopsis:

Abortion in the United States: A Reference Handbookoffers a balanced, objective look at the ultimate wedge issue in American culture. This volume offers a revealing history of abortion politics and policy from the 1800s to Roe v. Wadeto the present, with clear analyses of disputes such as public funding for abortion, the status of the fetus, contraception, abortion as a litmus test for candidates and judicial nominees, and more.

A separate chapter looks at abortion politics throughout the world and places the United States in a global context. Biographies of major players, extensive data and documents, and a bibliography of important resources make this an essential resource on one of the most controversial topics in our national dialog.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781598840988
Author:
Mcbride, Dorothy E.
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO
Author:
McBride, Dorothy E.
Author:
McBride, Dorothy
Subject:
General
Subject:
Abortion
Subject:
Pro-life movement
Subject:
Abortion & Birth Control
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Abortion -- Law and legislation.
Subject:
Abortion -- United States.
Subject:
General Current Events
Subject:
Sociology-Abortion and Birth Control
Edition Description:
hardcover
Series:
Contemporary World Issues
Publication Date:
20071231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
303
Dimensions:
9.30x6.32x1.08 in. 1.29 lbs.

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Product details 303 pages ABC-Clio - English 9781598840988 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This work is a balanced presentation of the pro-life/pro-choice controversy, showing all aspects of the debate and why it is so difficult to resolve.
"Synopsis" by , • Primary sources include excerpts from major Supreme Court cases, legislative bills and laws passed by Congress, and historical documents

• Provides tables showing states' laws on abortion and public opinion on various aspects of the abortion controversy

"Synopsis" by , • Provides a balanced description of the abortion controversy in the United States and its effects on the law and politics

• Covers over two centuries of contention over abortion, linking the changes in the politics of abortion to changes in medical technology and women's status

• Gives readers the tools to make sense of each new pro-choice/pro-life debate that hits the news

"Synopsis" by , Abortion in the United States: A Reference Handbookoffers a balanced, objective look at the ultimate wedge issue in American culture. This volume offers a revealing history of abortion politics and policy from the 1800s to Roe v. Wadeto the present, with clear analyses of disputes such as public funding for abortion, the status of the fetus, contraception, abortion as a litmus test for candidates and judicial nominees, and more.

A separate chapter looks at abortion politics throughout the world and places the United States in a global context. Biographies of major players, extensive data and documents, and a bibliography of important resources make this an essential resource on one of the most controversial topics in our national dialog.

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