Abortion in America: The Origins and Evolution of National Policy

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Oxford University Press, Sep 20, 1979 - Social Science - 352 pages
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Chronicles the incidence of abortion in nineteenthand twentieth-century America and the causes and processes of the profound social change which resulted, by 1900, in the nearly universal legal proscription of abortion.
 

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Contents

The First Wave of Abortion
20
The Great Upsurge of Abortion
46
The Social Character of Abortion
86
The Transitional Legislation
119
The Physicians Crusade Against
147
Public Opinion and the Abortion
171
AntiAbortion Legislation
200
AntiAbortion as American Policy
226
afterword The Roe Decision
246
Notes 265
265
Appendices
317
AntiAbortion Activity on
324
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