Abortion Politics in American States

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Mary C. Segers, Timothy A. Byrnes
M.E. Sharpe, 1995 - Social Science - 279 pages
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Following the Supreme Court's decisions in the Webster and Casey cases, the states are now freer than at any time since 1973 to restrict a woman's access to abortion within their borders. What actions have the states taken in response to the Court's decisions? What factors best explain the sharp differences in approach of the various states? What is likely to happen next as states continue to formulate their own policies on abortion? Through case studies of a representative selection of ten states -- Arizona, California, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington -- experts address these and other important questions concerning the politics of abortion in contemporary America.

In addition to the editors, the contributors are Mary Anne Borelli, Eliza Newlin Carney, Christine Day, Glen Halva-Neubauer, Mary Hanna, James R. Kelly, Rosemary Nossift, Daniel J. O'Neill, Patricia Bayer Richard, Michael A. Russo, and Ruth Ann Strickland.

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About the author (1995)

Mary C. Segers is professor of political science at Rutgers University.

Professor Byrnes is Professor of Political Science at Colgate University. He is the author of Transnational Catholicism in Postcommunist Europe (2001) and Catholic Bishops in American Politics (1991). He is the co-editor of Abortion Politics in American States (1995) and The Catholic Church and the Politics of Abortion: A View from the States (1992).

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