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In 1860, the American Medical Association launched a campaign to convince state legislatures to prohibit abortions. Until 1973's Roe v. Wade, abortion was often seen as a crime. Who Chooses? analyzes the forces at play in shaping reproductive policy in the United States.

Over the past two centuries, restrictive reproductive policies have often served as barriers to women's equality. The impact of these policies has been felt most poignantly at the local level by women endeavoring to control their daily lives. Simone Caron reveals that despite attempts by population controllers to shape the populace according to their own agendas, women throughout the years have sought means to choose for themselves the best reproduction option to suit their personal situation. She examines the political, moral, and economic forces that shaped reproductive policies and the impact they have had on women's ability to choose how to control their bodies.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. iii-iii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-vii
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  1. Tables
  2. pp. ix-ix
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xiii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. 1. A Brief Overview of American Reproductive History
  2. pp. 1-13
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  1. 2. Abortion and Contraception in the Nineteenth Century
  2. pp. 14-43
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  1. 3. Race Suicide, Eugenics, and Contraception, 1900–1930
  2. pp. 44-80
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  1. 4. Population Control and the Great Depression,1930–1939
  2. pp. 81-118
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  1. 5. World War II, the Baby Boom, and the Population Explosion, 1939–1963
  2. pp. 119-148
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  1. 6. Who Pays?: Contraceptive Services and the Welfare State, 1963–1975
  2. pp. 149-186
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  1. 7. Who Pays for What?: Abortion and Sterilization, 1960–1975
  2. pp. 187-220
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  1. 8. Backlash, 1973–2000
  2. pp. 221-249
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  1. 9. Conclusion
  2. pp. 251-256
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  1. Appendix A. Henry Miller, “Letter to the President and Councilors of the State Medical Society,” 1860
  2. pp. 257-257
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  1. Appendix B. Henry Miller, “Memorial to the Governor and Legislature of the State of Rhode Island,” 1860
  2. pp. 259-260
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  1. Appendix C. Recommended State Statute by Horatio R. Storer
  2. pp. 261-261
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  1. Appendix D. 1861 Rhode Island Abortion Statute
  2. pp. 263-263
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  1. Appendix E. 1867 Rhode Island Abortion Statute
  2. pp. 265-265
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 267-322
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 323-355
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 357-361
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. 362-362
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813048154
Related ISBN
9780813031996
MARC Record
OCLC
609294097
Pages
384
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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