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Abortion : between freedom and necessity

Author: Janet Hadley
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1996.
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Janet Hadley, in this fascinating and meticulously argued book, considers abortion politics with an international perspective and explores some of the new issues affecting the abortion controversy, such as the abortion pill and prenatal testing for birth defects. She challenges many of the arguments offered by the pro-life and pro-choice advocates, arguing for a renewed feminist commitment to abortion as a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Hadley
ISBN: 1566395062 9781566395069
OCLC Number: 34958816
Description: xiv, 250 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The United States : back to the Crusades --
Ireland and Germany : constitutional brutality and legal twilight --
The specter of the backstreets --
The fetus factor : ethics and arguments --
From mortal combat to feminist morality --
A woman's right to refuse : India, China and Britain --
New controversies : the abortion pill, genetics and HIV/AIDS --
Contrasting scenes : Russia, Holland and Britain --
Weapons of war : sieges and strategies --
The pitfalls of the law --
Reclaiming a feminist issue.
Responsibility: Janet Hadley.

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This worldwide survey of abortion politics examines the paradox that abortion is an intensely personal issue which has become extremely public, even bringing down governments. The author argues that  Read more...

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"British journalist and feminist Hadley has composed a stunningly comprehensive work that argues that abortion should be legal, accessible, affordable and accepted the world over... [Her] numerous Read more...

 
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