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Abortion & common sense

Author: Ruth Dixon-Mueller; Paul K B Dagg
Publisher: [Philadelphia] : Xlibris, ©2002.
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Dixon-Mueller, Ruth.
Abortion & common sense.
[Philadelphia] : Xlibris, ©2002
(OCoLC)605475396
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Dixon-Mueller; Paul K B Dagg
ISBN: 1401059554 9781401059552 1401059546 9781401059545
OCLC Number: 52126933
Description: 298 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Quick quiz : test yourself --
pt. I. Private lives --
1. Regulating our fertility : ancient customs, current practices --
Setting the stage --
" ... this whole business of sexual intercourse" --
From crocodile dung to RU 486 : recipes for all seasons --
Hard choices --
2. Making the abortion decision --
What makes a pregnancy unwanted? --
Moral dilemmas and subversive acts --
If at first you don't succeed ... --
3. The procedure --
The preliminaries --
Early procedures I : the "abortion pill" --
Early procedures II : vacuum aspiration --
Early procedures III : dilation and curettage (D & C) --
Beyond the first trimester --
Followup --
4. Psychological consequences of abortion and the myth of regret --
Reflections on the abortion experience --
What happens to women denied permission to terminate? --
Born unwanted : effects on children and families --
pt. II. Public settings --
5. When is abortion against the law and what difference does it make? --
"With intent to procure" --
Permitted or denied? : how the law decides --
Multiple layers, multiple interpretations --
6. Inside the medical profession --
Ambivalence and contradictions : medical practice before Roe v. Wade --
Whatever happened to hospital-based abortions? --
The rise of the free-standing clinic --
7. Private opinion and public debate : who decides who decides? --
What the people think : the large middle/pro and the very small no --
The war of words : whose rights? Who's right? --
The politics of legislative confrontation --
8. Why safe abortion is a global issue.
Other Titles: Abortion and common sense
Responsibility: Ruth Dixon-Mueller, Paul K.B. Dagg.

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