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Abortion is--and always has been--an arena for contesting power relations between women and men. When in 1973 the Supreme Court made the procedure legal throughout the United States, it seemed that women were at last able to make decisions about their own bodies. In the four decades that followed, however, abortion became ever more politicized and stigmatized. Abortion after Roe chronicles and analyzes what the new legal status and changing political environment have meant for abortion providers and their patients. Johanna Schoen sheds light on the little-studied experience of performing and receiving abortion care from the 1970s--a period of optimism--to the rise of the antiabortion movement and the escalation of antiabortion tactics in the 1980s to the 1990s and beyond, when violent attacks on clinics and abortion providers led to a new articulation of abortion care as moral work. As Schoen demonstrates, more than four decades after the legalization of abortion, the abortion provider community has powerfully asserted that abortion care is a moral good.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Series page, Copyright, Dedication, Epigraph
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Abbreviations and Acronyms
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-22
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  1. 1. Living through Some Giant Change: The Establishment of Abortion Services
  2. pp. 23-60
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  1. 2. Medicine at the Edges of Life: Abortion and Fetal Research
  2. pp. 61-92
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  1. 3. The Formation of the National Abortion Federation and the Standards Debate
  2. pp. 93-118
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  1. 4. The Development of Dilation and Evacuation and the Debate over Fetal Bodies
  2. pp. 119-154
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  1. 5. To Protect the Lives of American Babies: The Escalation of Antiabortion Activism
  2. pp. 155-198
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  1. 6. Truths, Lies, and Partial Truths: The Debate Surrounding Intact D&E
  2. pp. 199-244
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 245-250
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 251-306
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 307-320
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 321-335
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781469623344
Related ISBN
9781469621180
MARC Record
OCLC
922640607
Pages
288
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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