Download Abortion & the Politics of Motherhood by Kristin Luker PDF

By Kristin Luker

In this crucial examine of the abortion controversy within the usa, Kristin Luker examines the problems, humans, and ideology on either side of the abortion clash. She attracts information from two decades of public records and newspaper money owed, in addition to over 200 interviews with either pro-life and pro-choice activists. She argues that ethical positions on abortion are in detail tied to perspectives on sexual habit, the care of youngsters, family members existence, know-how, and the significance of the individual.

Show description

Read Online or Download Abortion & the Politics of Motherhood PDF

Best women's studies books

The Social Mobility Of Women: Beyond Male Mobility Models

An try to produce a scientific remedy of social mobility, this publication attracts jointly scattered proof and gives a framework for knowing the conditions of the mobility of ladies and re-defining accredited Notions Of Social Mobility As a complete.

Framing Female Lawyers: Women on Trial in Film

As actual girls more and more entered the professions from the Seventies onward, their cinematic opposite numbers swimsuit. ladies attorneys, specifically, have been the protagonists of many Hollywood movies of the Reagan-Bush period, serving as a type of shorthand reference any time a script wanted a robust profession girl.

Soziologische Theorie und Geschichte

Dr. phil. Frank Welz ist wissenschaftlicher Assistent am Institut für Soziologie der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg.

Getting Screwed: Sex Workers and The Law

Alison Bass weaves the genuine tales of intercourse employees with the newest examine on prostitution right into a gripping journalistic account of ways ladies (and a few males) navigate a tradition that normally accepts the implicit alternate of intercourse for cash, prestige, or perhaps a sturdy meal, yet imposes heavy consequences on those that make such deals specific.

Additional info for Abortion & the Politics of Motherhood

Example text

From the earliest days of the medical profession in this country, therefore, physicians wanted effective licensing laws that would do for them what the guild structures had done for their European colleagues, namely, restrict the competition. '5 In the early part of the nineteenth century, the fate of trained physicians became even worse. What few regulations had existed in the colonial period were swept away in the era of Jacksonian democracy, and medical practice became one vast free market. Moreover, during the second quarter of the century, deep doctrinal divisions appeared within the ranks of trained physicians themselves.

Similarly, they did not specify the confidence level needed. Must the pregnancy be an unquestionable threat to maternal life, or could the threat be only probable? 64 There is further evidence that physicians wanted to create a category of "justifiable" abortion and to make themselves the custodians of it. Some anti-abortion physicians actually opposed legislative attempts to tighten or spell out what exactly was entailed in the therapeutic exception. Even some of the most ardent anti-abortion activists tended to feel, on balance, that it was better to tolerate some abuse in the practice of abortion than to put too tight a rein on the medical profession.

210. 26 MEDICINE AND MORALITY IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY the pregnancy threatened the life of the woman. Indeed, the same home medical book that contained the detailed descriptions of intrauterine life noted earlier had this to say about uterine hemorrhage or "flooding": When the flooding returns, in great degree, in spite of all efforts to prevent [it], the women becoming extremely pallid, showing excessive loss of blood, but one remedy is left, and that is to produce an immediate abortion. Unless the danger be very pressing, the advice or direction of a physician should be taken before the destruction of the child.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.23 of 5 – based on 46 votes