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Her body, our laws : on the front lines of the abortion war, from El Salvador to Oklahoma

Author: Michelle Oberman
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With stories from the front lines, a legal scholar journeys through distinct legal climates to understand precisely why and how the war over abortion is being fought. Drawing on her years of research in El Salvador--the only country to ban abortion without exception--legal scholar Michelle Oberman explores what happens when a country makes ending a pregnancy a crime. She reveals the practical experiences of
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oberman, Michelle.
Her body, our laws.
Boston : Beacon Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017043325
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Oberman
ISBN: 9780807045527 0807045527 9780807089071 0807089079
OCLC Number: 1002686741
Description: ix, 174 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Beatriz and her case --
Assessing the impact of El Salvador's abortion ban --
The reddest state: Oklahoma's long battle over abortion law --
The abortion-minded woman and the law --
America after Roe --
Conclusion: Parting thoughts on leaving behind the abortion war.
Responsibility: Michelle Oberman.

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"With stories from the front lines, a legal scholar journeys through distinct legal climates to understand precisely why and how the war over abortion is being fought. Drawing on her years of research in El Salvador--the only country to ban abortion without exception--legal scholar Michelle Oberman explores what happens when a country makes ending a pregnancy a crime. She reveals the practical experiences of criminalizing abortion, such as selective enforcement, mistaken diagnoses, wrongful convictions, and a thriving black market in abortion drugs, and she describes how Salvadoran doctors and lawyers collaborate in order to identify and prosecute those suspected of abortion-related crimes. To illustrate how similar draconian polices are enforced in the United States, Oberman turns her attention to Oklahoma, one of the most pro-life states. Through a series of interviews with current and former legislators in Oklahoma, and in stories gathered from crisis pregnancy centers and abortion clinics, Oberman reveals how abortion-related laws become incentives or penalties, nudging pregnant women in one direction or another. A fresh look at the battle over abortion law, Her Body, Our Laws is an invitation to those on all sides of the issue to move beyond the incomplete discourse about legality by understanding how the law actually matters"--

Drawing on her years of research in El Salvador-- the only country to ban abortion without exception-- Oberman explores what happens when a country makes ending a pregnancy a crime. She reveals the practical experiences of criminalizing abortion, such as selective enforcement, mistaken diagnoses, wrongful convictions, and a thriving black market in abortion drugs. She then turns her attention to Oklahoma, one of the most pro-life states, and reveals how abortion-related laws become incentives or penalties, nudging pregnant women in one direction or another. -- adapted from publisher info.

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