Woman's body, woman's right: birth control in America

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Penguin Books, 1990 - Law - 570 pages
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By 1850, most contraceptive methods and abortion were illegal in America. But in the late 19th century, American women began demanding the right to prevent or terminate pregnancy. Gordon traces the story of this controversy, and includes new material on recent movements to outlaw abortion.

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User Review  - Chelsey Pennyamon - Goodreads

Gordon delivers a lot of the same information in, "The Moral Property of Women". This isn't a criticism-- clearly if two books are focused on the same subject, they should feature similar observations ... Read full review


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About the author (1990)

Susan Morris Shaffer is a parenting expert, a nationally acclaimed gender equity specialist, and an educator with more than thirty years of experience.

Linda Perlman Gordon, M.S.W., M.Ed., is a clinical social worker, trained mediator, and a graduate of the prestigious Family Therapy Practice Center. They are coauthors of Why Girls Talk--and What They're Really Saying.

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