Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood
In this important study of the abortion controversy in the United States, Kristin Luker examines the issues, people, and beliefs on both sides of the abortion conflict. She draws data from twenty years of public documents and newspaper accounts, as well as over two hundred interviews with both pro-life and pro-choice activists. She argues that moral positions on abortion are intimately tied to views on sexual behavior, the care of children, family life, technology, and the importance of the individual.
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5 Women and the Right to Abortion
6 The Emergence of the RighttoLife Movement
7 World Views of the Activists
8 Motherhood and Morality in America
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