When Abortion Was a Crime

When Abortion Was a Crime Author Leslie J. Reagan
ISBN-10 9780520922068
Year 1997-01-30
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
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As we approach the 30th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, it's crucial to look back to the time when abortion was illegal. Leslie Reagan traces the practice and policing of abortion, which although illegal was nonetheless widely available, but always with threats for both doctor and patient. In a time when many young women don't even know that there was a period when abortion was a crime, this work offers chilling and vital lessons of importance to everyone. The linking of the words "abortion" and "crime" emphasizes the difficult and painful history that is the focus of Leslie J. Reagan's important book. Her study is the first to examine the entire period during which abortion was illegal in the United States, beginning in the mid-nineteenth century and ending with Roe v. Wade in 1973. Although illegal, millions of abortions were provided during these years to women of every class, race, and marital status. The experiences and perspectives of these women, as well as their physicians and midwives, are movingly portrayed here. Reagan traces the practice and policing of abortion. While abortions have been typically portrayed as grim "back alley" operations, she finds that abortion providers often practiced openly and safely. Moreover, numerous physicians performed abortions, despite prohibitions by the state and the American Medical Association. Women often found cooperative practioners, but prosecution, public humiliation, loss of privacy, and inferior medical care were a constant threat. Reagan's analysis of previously untapped sources, including inquest records and trial transcripts, shows the fragility of patient rights and raises provocative questions about the relationship between medicine and law. With the right to abortion again under attack in the United States, this book offers vital lessons for every American concerned with health care, civil liberties, and personal and sexual freedom.

When Abortion Was a Crime

When Abortion Was a Crime Author Leslie J. Reagan
ISBN-10 9780520088481
Year 1996-12-31
Pages 387
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
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A collection of stories of women who survived abortions and those who did not, based on narratives from involved parties as well as court records, police reports, medical literature, and coroners' reports

When Abortion was a Crime

When Abortion was a Crime Author Leslie J. Reagan
ISBN-10 9780520216570
Year 1998
Pages 387
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
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A collection of stories of women who survived abortions and those who did not, based on narratives from involved parties as well as court records, police reports, medical literature, and coroners' reports

When Abortion was a Crime

When Abortion was a Crime Author Leslie J. Reagan
ISBN-10 9780520216570
Year 1998
Pages 387
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
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A collection of stories of women who survived abortions and those who did not, based on narratives from involved parties as well as court records, police reports, medical literature, and coroners' reports

Dangerous Pregnancies

Dangerous Pregnancies Author Leslie J. Reagan
ISBN-10 9780520945005
Year 2010-07-20
Pages 392
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
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Dangerous Pregnancies tells the largely forgotten story of the German measles epidemic of the early 1960s and how it created national anxiety about dying, disabled, and "dangerous" babies. This epidemic would ultimately transform abortion politics, produce new science, and help build two of the most enduring social movements of the late twentieth century--the reproductive rights and the disability rights movements. At most a minor rash and fever for women, German measles (also known as rubella), if contracted during pregnancy, could result in miscarriages, infant deaths, and serious birth defects in the newborn. Award-winning writer Leslie J. Reagan chronicles for the first time the discoveries and dilemmas of this disease in a book full of intimate stories--including riveting courtroom testimony, secret investigations of women and doctors for abortion, and startling media portraits of children with disabilities. In exploring a disease that changed America, Dangerous Pregnancies powerfully illuminates social movements that still shape individual lives, pregnancy, medicine, law, and politics.

Medicine s Moving Pictures

Medicine s Moving Pictures Author Leslie J. Reagan
ISBN-10 UVA:X030256029
Year 2007
Pages 343
Language en
Publisher University Rochester Press
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Original essays by leading media scholars and historians of medicine that explore the rich history of health-related films.

The Reproductive Rights Reader

The Reproductive Rights Reader Author Nancy Ehrenreich
ISBN-10 9780814722312
Year 2008-01
Pages 419
Language en
Publisher NYU Press
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Since the passage of Roe v. Wade, the debate over reproductive rights has dominated America’s courts, legislatures, and streets. The contributors to The Reproductive Rights Reader embrace reproductive justice for all women, but challenge mainstream legal and political solutions based on protecting free choice via neutral governmental policies, which frequently ignore or jeopardize the interests of women of color and the poor. Instead, the pieces in this interdisciplinary book—including both legal cases and articles by legal scholars, historians, sociologists, political scientists and others—favor a critical analysis that addresses the concrete material conditions that limit choices, the role of law and social policy in creating those conditions, and the gendered power dynamics that inform and are reinforced by the regulation of human reproduction. The selections demonstrate that the right to choice isn’t an automatic guarantee of reproductive justice and gender equality; to truly achieve this ideal it is essential to recognize the complexity of women’s reproductive experiences and needs. Divided into four sections, the book examines feminist critiques of medical knowledge and practice; and the legal regulation of pregnancy termination, conception and child-bearing, and behavior during pregnancy.

Abortion Wars

Abortion Wars Author Rickie Solinger
ISBN-10 0520209524
Year 1998-01
Pages 413
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
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A "pro-rights" collection of essays by abortion providers, journalists, legal strategists, and philosophers includes a timeline of events from 1940 to the present

The Story of Jane

The Story of Jane Author Laura Kaplan
ISBN-10 0226424219
Year 1997-06-09
Pages 314
Language en
Publisher University of Chicago Press
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"In the four years before the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision, most women determined to get abortions had to subject themselves to the power of illegal, unregulated abortionists...But a Chicago woman who happened to stumble across a secret organization code-named 'Jane' had an alternative. Laura Kaplan, who joined Jane in 1971, has pieced together the histories of the anonymous (here identified only by pseudonyms), average-sounding women who transformed themselves into outlaws."—Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Story of Jane is a piece of women's history in step with feminist theory demanding that women tell their own stories. It serves to remind people of an important and often overlooked moment in the women's rights movement."—Seattle Weekly "Laura Kaplan's The Story of Jane is the first book to chronicle this controversial sliver of history, and it is a fascinating, if partisan, close-up of the group."—Newsday "[Kaplan] draws on her personal recollections and interviews with Jane members and clients and the doctors who performed the abortions to provide a well-written, detailed history of this radical group."—Publisher's Weekly "Weaving together the voices and memories of her former co-workers, Kaplan recounts how the group initially focused on counseling women and helping them find reliable, reasonably priced doctors....Kaplan's account of this remarkable story recaptures the political idealism of the early '70s...23 years after Roe vs. Wade, the issues and memories raised by the books are close and all too relevant."—K Kaufmann, San Francisco Chronicle "Laura Kaplan's The Story of Jane is the first book to chronicle this controversial sliver of history, and it is a fascinating, if partisan, close-up of the group....The Story of Jane succeeds on the steam of Kaplan's gripping subject and her moving belief in the power of small-scale change."—Cynthia Leive, New York Newsday "During the four years before the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion in 1973, the 100 members of Jane helped some 11,000 women end their pregnancies....There is more in this remarkable book that will further raise eyebrows....Kaplan's engrossing tales of the quiet courage of the women who risked their reputations and freedom to help others may remind many readers of other kinds of outlaws who have resisted tyranny throughout history."—Chicago Sun-Times

To Offer Compassion

To Offer Compassion Author Doris Andrea Dirks
ISBN-10 0299311309
Year 2017-05-16
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher
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A compelling history of one of the twentieth century's most unusual religious endeavorsAmerican Christian and Jewish clergy who directed women to safe abortions before the Roe v. Wade decision made legal abortion widely available."

Laws Harsh as Tigers

Laws Harsh as Tigers Author Lucy E. Salyer
ISBN-10 0807845302
Year 1995
Pages 338
Language en
Publisher Univ of North Carolina Press
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Focusing primarily on the exclusion of the Chinese, Lucy Salyer analyzes the popular and legal debates surrounding immigration law and its enforcement during the height of nativist sentiment in the early twentieth century. She argues that the struggles be

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                           2 Author 앤드루 솔로몬
ISBN-10 9788932964393
Year 2015-01-02
Pages
Language en
Publisher 열린책들
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?‘인간성’의 확장에 대한 기념비적 탐구 전미도서상 수상작이자 퓰리처상 파이널리스트에 오른 『한낮의 우울The Noonday Demon』의 작가 앤드루 솔로몬이 기념비적인 새 책으로 돌아왔다. 집필에 10년이 걸린 이 책은 가족에 대한 이야기이다. 『부모와 다른 아이들Far From The Tree』은 전미비평가협회상을 수상했으며 뉴욕 타임스 베스트셀러에 선정되었고 수많은 언론으로부터 ‘혁명적’인 책으로 찬사를 받았다. 노벨 생리의학상 수상자인 에릭 캔들은 이 책을 “다양한 정체성에 따른 삶 또한 인간의 권리”임을 선언한 “21세기의 심리학적 권리장전”으로 상찬한 바 있다. 이 책에서 앤드루 솔로몬은 예외적인 자녀를 키우면서 남다른 깨달음을 얻은 부모들의 이야기를 들려준다. 300가구가 넘는 가족들을 상대로 4만 페이지가 넘는 분량의 인터뷰를 진행하면서 솔로몬은 극단적인 도전에 직면한 보통 사람들에게서 감동적인 힘을 발견한다. 그는 예외적인 정체성을 가진 자녀-게이, 청각 장애인, 소인, 다운증후군, 자폐증, 정신분열증, 신동, 강간으로 잉태된 아이, 범죄자가 된 아이, 트랜스젠더 등-를 둔 가족들에 대해 이야기한다. 우리들 대다수는 이러한 특징들을 마주치는 순간 ‘장애’ 혹은 ‘비정상’이라는 단어를 바로 떠올릴 것이다. 그러나 저자는 이러한 이분법적 사고에 의문을 제기하며 흔히 ‘비정상’으로 치부되는 특징들이 하나의 ‘정체성’으로 분류되어야 한다고 제안한다. 강력한 서사와 실증을 통해 이 책은 우리가 우리와 ‘다른’ 사람들을 대하는 관점을 뿌리로부터 송두리째 전복시킨다.? 이전에도 이 책의 장을 구성한 농인이나 소인, 정신병, 범죄 같은 주제를 다룬 책들은 많았다. 하지만 그러한 책들은 하나같이 이 책이 근본적으로 전하고자 하는 메시지를 간과했다. 즉 개인의 특징적인 상태는 모호할 수 있지만 그럼에도 가족 안에서 그리고 보다 넓은 사회 안에서 차이를 헤쳐 나가는 과정은 우리들 대다수에게 공통의 문제라는 점이다. 문제의 보편성을 인지하고 수많은 다양한 가족들이 서로의 유사성에 대해 이야기한다면 우리는 그동안 그들을 괴롭혀 왔던 문제가 다른 모든 사람들을 괴롭히는 문제와 동일하다는 사실을 깨닫게 될 것이다. 바로 처음에 아이를 갖기로 하면서 상상했던 것과 다른 아이가 태어나는 문제다.? 솔로몬은 [다양성]이 우리를 하나로 묶어 준다는 놀라운 명제를 제시한다. 이 책에서 다루어지는 갖가지 특징들은 본질적으로 별개이지만, 그로 인해 가족이 경험하는 차이는 거의 모든 장(章)에서 이야기하는 사랑의 승리만큼이나 보편적이다. 지극히 독창적인 한 사상가의 보고서인 『부모와 다른 아이들』은 관대함과 수용, 인내를 주제로 하고 있으며 그 근간에는 사랑이 모든 편견을 초월할 수 있다는 통찰이 존재한다. 이 결정적이고 계시적인 책은 인간적인 것이란 무엇인가에 대한 우리의 정의를 확장할 것이다.

Planned Bullyhood

Planned Bullyhood Author Karen Handel
ISBN-10 9781451697964
Year 2012-09-11
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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The full, up-close story of the battle between Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Planned Parenthood from the woman at the center of the explosive media firestorm of early 2012, Karen Handel, former SVP of Public Policy at Komen. In 2011, Susan G. Komen for the Cure was growing weary of the “pink” being tarnished by its health grants to Planned Parenthood (PPH), whose many controversies were fueling backlash against Komen. They wanted to remove themselves from the pro-life/abortion debate and made what they thought was a rational, reasonable decision: seek neutral ground in the culture war by severing ties with Planned Parenthood—and in turn, eliminate a major headache while opening a new, robust fund-raising channel. Karen Handel, the organization’s Senior Vice President of Public Policy, was tasked with identifying options to disengage. In November, the Komen management and board decided to move forward. Komen believed that they and PPH had made a “gentle ladies” pact, agreeing to part ways amicably and acknowledging that a media firestorm was in no one’s best interest. Yet, six weeks later, PPH unleashed a media campaign so viral and so seamlessly executed that it must have been in the works for some time. PPH attacked Komen against the backdrop of the Obama administration’s clash with the Catholic Church over contraception. After just three days, following hysterical cries that “Komen was abandoning women,” Komen capitulated and reversed course. Handel—a lifelong pro-life Republican who was raised Catholic—was immediately made the target. She resigned within days of Komen’s reversal. Liberals called her a right-wing Trojan horse. The pro-life community hailed her as a hero. She insists she is neither. Why did Planned Parenthood attack? Was Komen simply a pawn in something bigger? In this book, Karen Handel finally speaks. *** For at least a decade, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, had been dealing with the backlash from pro-life conservatives because of its grants to Planned Parenthood, the world’s largest abortion provider. According to Karen Handel, Komen’s Senior Vice President of Public Policy in 2011, the two organizations had mutually agreed to part ways amicably, but then Planned Parenthood surprisingly unleashed a media attack against Komen, waving the banner of women’s health as a shield for its underlying political agenda. Public criticism against Komen intensified with damaging consequences, eventually concluding in Komen’s surrender and Karen’s resignation. In daring to walk away, Komen had unwittingly ignited a battle in which it became collateral damage in a larger election-year war between liberals and conservatives for the souls (and votes!) of women and the nation’s conscience—with abortion and contraception linked as ultimate wedge issues. What exactly went on inside this firestorm of controversy? Were there larger forces at play? In this tell-all, highly charged account, Karen Handel breaks the silence and finally reveals what really happened in the winter of 2011.