Dispatches from the abortion wars : the cost of fanaticism to doctors, patients and the rest of us (Book, 2011) [WorldCat.org]
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Dispatches from the abortion wars : the cost of fanaticism to doctors, patients and the rest of us

Author: Carole Joffe
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: Surprising firsthand accounts from the front lines of abortion provision reveal the persistent cultural, political, and economic hurdles to access. More than thirty-five years after women won the right to legal abortion, stories of limited access to abortion are still familiar; yet most people have little idea of just how inaccessible it has become. While a majority of Americans support safe and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carole Joffe
ISBN: 0807001287 9780807001288 9780807035023 0807035025
OCLC Number: 693156958
Description: xvi, 196 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface --
1: Stigma of abortion --
2: You need a community with you: becoming an abortion provider --
3: Clinics: ground zero in the abortion wars --
4: Regulating abortion --
5: Hospital-based abortions: chaos, cruelty, and some accommodation --
6: Abortion patients and the "two Americas" of reproductive health --
7: Every woman is different: what good abortion care looks like --
8: What kind of America do we want? --
Afterword: Abortion is a perfectly proper noun --
Postscript: Legacy of George Tiller --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Carole Joffe.

Abstract:

From the Publisher: Surprising firsthand accounts from the front lines of abortion provision reveal the persistent cultural, political, and economic hurdles to access. More than thirty-five years after women won the right to legal abortion, stories of limited access to abortion are still familiar; yet most people have little idea of just how inaccessible it has become. While a majority of Americans support safe and legal abortion, the pervasive stigma-cultivated by the religious right-continues to shame women and marginalize abortion providers in their own professional communities. Reproductive-health researcher Carole Joffe has studied abortion provision for more than thirty years. In Dispatches from the Abortion Wars, she relays on-the-ground stories of doctors grappling with the obstacles of providing abortion care for their patients: from skirting draconian state regulations to negotiating with intransigent insurance companies or having to beg superiors for the right to perform medically necessary abortions in-hospital. Joffe brings these examples to vivid life, reporting the lived experiences behind the polemics. Dispatches from the Abortion Wars also offers hope for real change, pointing the way to a more compassionate standard of women's health care-one that responds to the needs of the individual and trusts women to make their own moral choices.

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