Abortion in the United States: A Reference Handbook

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ABC-CLIO, 2008 - Political Science - 303 pages
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Abortion in the United States: A Reference Handbook offers a balanced, objective look at the ultimate "wedge" issue in American culture. This volume offers a revealing history of abortion politics and policy from the 1800s to Roe v. Wade to the present, with clear analyses of disputes such as public funding for abortion, the status of the fetus, contraception, abortion as a "litmus test" for candidates and judicial nominees, and more.

A separate chapter looks at abortion politics throughout the world and places the United States in a global context. Biographies of major players, extensive data and documents, and a bibliography of important resources make this an essential resource on one of the most controversial topics in our national dialog.

 

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Contents

1 Background and History
1
2 Problems Controversies and Solutions
31
3 Worldwide Perspective
81
4 Chronology
113
5 Biographical Sketches
137
6 Data and Documents
161
7 Directory of Organizations
217
8 Resources
249
Index
287
About the Author
303
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About the author (2008)

Dorothy E. McBride, PhD, is professor emeritus of political science at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL.

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