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Doctors and demonstrators : how political institutions shape abortion law in the United States, Britain, and Canada

Author: Drew Halfmann
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2011.
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"Since Roe v. Wade, abortion has continued to be a divisive political issue in the United States. In contrast, it has remained primarily a medical issue in Britain and Canada despite the countries' shared heritage. Doctors and Demonstrators looks beyond simplistic cultural or religious explanations to find out why abortion politics and policies differ so dramatically in these otherwise similar countries. Drew  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée :
Halfmann, Drew.
Doctors and demonstrators.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2011
(DLC) 2011003353
(OCoLC)700735476
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Drew Halfmann
ISBN: 9786613297617 6613297615 9780226313443 0226313441 1283297612 9781283297615
OCLC Number: 869596499
Notes: Versement en lot.
Description: 1 online resource (1 texte électronique)
Contents: Abortion reforms of the long 1960s --
The reforms and their roots --
Medical interests and priorities --
After reform --
Abortion services --
The politicization of abortion --
Policy change after reform --
Political institutions and abortion policy --
Appendix 1. Statements on abortion in American party platforms, 1972-2008 --
Appendix 2. U.S. Supreme Court cases on abortion --
Appendix 3. Abortion attitudes in the United States and Britain --
Appendix 4. Abortion funding and provision in the United States, Britain, and Canada, 1970s-2000s --
Appendix 5. Abortion attitudes in the United States, Britain, and Canada, 1975-2004.
Responsibility: Drew Halfmann.

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Since Roe versus Wade, abortion has been a continually divisive political issue in the United States. This title looks beyond simplistic cultural or religious explanations to find out why abortion  Read more...

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