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Author: Dorothy E McBride
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2007.
Series: Contemporary world issues.
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Abortion in the United States: A Reference Handbook offers a balanced, objective look at the ultimate "wedge" issue in American culture. This volume offers a revealing history of abortion politics and policy from the 1800s to Roe v. Wade to the present, with clear analyses of disputes such as public funding for abortion, the status of the fetus, contraception, abortion as a "litmus test" for candidates and judicial  Read more...
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McBride, Dorothy E.
Abortion in the United States.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2007
(DLC) 2007025876
(OCoLC)152580690
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy E McBride
ISBN: 9781598840995 1598840991 1598840983 9781598840988
OCLC Number: 191748209
Awards: Winner of Best of Reference 2009 0 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 303 pages).
Contents: Preface Chapter 1: Background and History Introduction Criminalization: The Nineteenth-Century Debate Reform and Repeal: The Road to Decriminalization Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton After Roe: Pro-Life and Pro-Choice Movements Face Off Pro-Life Movement Origins Pro-Life Collected Action Frames Pro-Life Framing Tactics Pro-Choice Movement Origins Pro-Choice Collected Action Frames Pro-Choice Framing Tactics Frames and Framing: Tools for Understanding Abortion Debates References Chapter 2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions Introduction Constitutional Legality of Abortion Amending the Constitution Changing the Court The Contemporary Debate over Roe v. Wade State Regulation of Abortion Practice and Access Administrative Hurdles Parental Notification and Consent Informed Consent Spousal Notification and Consent Clinic Access Government Support of Abortion Hyde Amendment Domestic and Global Funding Restrictions or "Gag" Rules Abortion Procedures RU 486-Mifepristone Ban on Partial Birth Abortion Fetus as a Person Prenatal Drug Laws Fetal Homicide Laws Embyronic Stem Cell Research Other Debates Relating to Fetal Personhood Birth Control and Sex Education Emergency Contraception Sex Education The Abortion Conflict in Political Parties and Elections Solutions to the Abortion Conflict Changing Pro-Life and Pro-Choice Frames Common Ground New Collective Frames for Legal Abortion References Chapter 3: Worldwide Perspective Introduction Western Post-Industrial Democracies Great Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand France Nordic Countries Ireland and Germany Mediterranean Countries: Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece Central and Eastern Europe Latin America East and South Asia Africa and the Middle East The United Nations References Chapter 4: Chronology Chapter 5: Biographical Sketches Baird, Bill Bork, Robert H. Britton, John Bayard Brown, Judie Calderone, Mary Steichen Feldt, Gloria Finkbine, Sherri Chessen Franz, Wanda Gandy, Kim Guttmacher, Alan Haskell, Martin Hickman, Harrison Hill, Paul T. Hyde, Henry Kissling, Frances Lader, Lawrence McCormack, Ellen McCorvey, Norma Marx, Paul Michelman, Kate Nathanson, Bernard Sanger, Margaret Scheidler, Joseph M. Schroeder, Patricia Smeal, Eleanor Smith, Christopher Stone, Ann E.W. Storer, Horatio Robinson Terry, Randall Viguerie, Richard Weddington, Sarah Chapter 6: Data and Documents Introduction Historical Documents Blackstone's Commentaries Lord Ellensborough Act of 1803 AMA Resolution 1859 Comstock Act 1873 ALI Model Penal Code: Abortion Humanae Vitae The Essential Supreme Court Cases: Excerpts Griswold v. Connecticut 381 U.S. 479 (1965) Einsenstadt v. Baird 405 U.S. 438 (1972) Roe v. Wade 410 U.S. 113 (1973) Doe v. Bolton 410 U.S. 179 (1973) Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pa. v. Casey 505 U.S. 833 (1992) Excerpts from Important Proposed and Enacted Statutes Human Life Amendment: 3 Versions Freedom of Choice Act of 1993 Freedom of Access to Clinics Entrances Act (FACE) of 1994 Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act 2003 E. The Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004 Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act of 2005 Prevention First Act Current State Laws Regulation Abortion Regulations of Abortion Practice Limits on Public Funding Parental Involvement Mandatory Counseling and Waiting Periods Medical Accuracy of Mandated Counseling Methods State Policies if Roe Fell Abortion Practice: Incidence and Services Incidence of Abortion in the United States-CDC Data Incidence of Abortion in the United States-AGI Data Comparative Incidence of Abortion-UNECE Data Characteristics of Women Having Abortions Abortion-Related Deaths Unintended Pregnancies and Their Consequences-2001 Abortion Services in the U.S. Abortion Clinic Violence Public Opinion Polls on Abortion Issues Chapter 7: Directory of Organizations Introduction Government Agencies United States Organizations International Organizations Chapter 8: Resources Introduction Print Sources General U.S.: Books General U.S.: Plays General World and Comparative Studies: Books General World and Comparative Studies: Articles Pro-Choice Books Pro-Choice Articles Pro-Life Books Nonprint Resources Video/DVD Internet Sources Glossary Index About the Author
Series Title: Contemporary world issues.
Responsibility: Dorothy E. McBride.

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