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Abortion in America : the origins and evolution of national policy, 1800-1900

Author: James C Mohr
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1978.
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Chronicles the incidence of abortion in nineteenthand twentieth-century America and the causes and processes of the profound social change which resulted, by 1900, in the nearly universal legal proscription of abortion.
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Genre/Form: Legislation
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James C Mohr
ISBN: 0195022491 9780195022490 0195026160 9780195026160
OCLC Number: 3016879
Description: xii, 331 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Abortion in America, 1800-1825 --
2. First wave of abortion legislation, 1821-1841 --
3. Great upsurge of abortion, 1840-1880 --
4. Social character of abortion in America, 1840-1880 --
5. Transitional legislation of 1840-1860 --
6. Physicians' crusade against abortion, 1857-1880 --
7. Public opinion and the abortion issue, 1860-1880 --
8. Anti-abortion legislation, 1860-1880 --
9. Anti-abortion as American policy, 1880-1900 --
Afterword : the Roe decision Appendices. I, Case studies from medical publications involving abortions in the United States, 1839-79 --
II, Case studies from medical publications involving abortions in the United States, 1880-1900 --
III, Anti-abortion activity on the part of state and local medical societies
Responsibility: James C. Mohr.

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Chronicles the incidence of abortion in nineteenthand twentieth-century America and the causes and processes of the profound social change which resulted, by 1900, in the nearly universal legal proscription of abortion.

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