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The Resource Roe v. Wade : the abortion rights controversy in American history, N.E.H. Hull and Peter Charles Hoffer

Roe v. Wade : the abortion rights controversy in American history, N.E.H. Hull and Peter Charles Hoffer

Label
Roe v. Wade : the abortion rights controversy in American history
Title
Roe v. Wade
Title remainder
the abortion rights controversy in American history
Statement of responsibility
N.E.H. Hull and Peter Charles Hoffer
Title variation
Roe versus Wade
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Language
eng
Summary
Looking back 200 years to the first state laws & forward to a political climate that threatens Roe's future legal status, this book combines a close & accessible analysis of the debates with a broad understanding of what is at stake politically & culturally. Giving due respect to both sides of the conflict, the authors effectively trace and analyze the core debates, examine the case's unique history, clarify the jurisprudence behind the Court's ruling, and gauge its impact on American society. Of special note is their revealing account of how the Court attempted to steer a middle course by rejecting both abortion on demand and the absolute right to life and yet, in the end, wound up igniting a firestorm of protest instead. Unlike other accounts of Roe, this one examines the complete social and legal context of the case. Hull and Hoffer review more than a century of abortion practice (and abuse), common-law views on abortion, nineteenth-century criminalization measures, and the rapid changes in science, public mores, and civil rights that finally brought the issue before the Supreme Court. They also trace abortion law through the twentieth century, reprise the 1965 case of Griswold v. Connecticut, in which the Supreme Court overturned a state law against contraceptives, and reexamine the highly publicized attempts to reverse Roe in Webster v. Reproductive Services (1989) and Casey v. Planned Parenthood (1992)
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1949-
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Hull, N. E. H.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
KF228.R59
LC item number
H85 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1944-
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Hoffer, Peter Charles
Series statement
Landmark law cases & American society
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  • Abortion
  • Trials (Abortion)
  • Roe, Jane
  • Wade, Henry
Label
Roe v. Wade : the abortion rights controversy in American history, N.E.H. Hull and Peter Charles Hoffer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Abortion becomes a crime, 1800-1900 -- Abortion and birth control, 1900-1965 -- From repression to reform, the road to Roe, 1960-1970 -- The decision in Roe, 1971-1973 -- Roe under siege, 1973-1988 -- The two Roes, 1989-1992 -- Epilogue : Roe in the Clinton years, 1993-2000 -- The never-ending story
Control code
48128300
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
315 pages
Isbn
9780700611423
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001001785
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Roe v. Wade : the abortion rights controversy in American history, N.E.H. Hull and Peter Charles Hoffer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Abortion becomes a crime, 1800-1900 -- Abortion and birth control, 1900-1965 -- From repression to reform, the road to Roe, 1960-1970 -- The decision in Roe, 1971-1973 -- Roe under siege, 1973-1988 -- The two Roes, 1989-1992 -- Epilogue : Roe in the Clinton years, 1993-2000 -- The never-ending story
Control code
48128300
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
315 pages
Isbn
9780700611423
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001001785
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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