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Abortion in America : The Origins and Evolution of a National Policy - James C. Mohr

Abortion in America

The Origins and Evolution of a National Policy

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Published: 20th September 1979
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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

"A fascinating book which sets to rest a number of preconceptions on the subject. Easy to read and yet hard-hitting."--Marlette Rebhorn, ustin Community College "Should be an eye-opener to those who think that religious objections were at the root of anti-abortion legislation and equally to those who think that abortion has been a matter of life and death."--Carl N. Degler, Stanford University "A superb example of the way history can inform a current contentious controversy."--Journal of American History "Mohr makes it abundantly clear that Supreme Court decisions of the 1970s were not a modern weakening of moral standards but a return to what Americans believed and practiced a hundred years ago."--The Christian Century "An altogether lucid review of American abortion policy in the 19th century."--Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times "A fascinating book which sets to rest a number of preconceptions on the subject. Easy to read and yet hard-hitting."--Marlette Rebhorn, ustin Community College "Should be an eye-opener to those who think that religious objections were at the root of anti-abortion legislation and equally to those who think that abortion has been a matter of life and death."--Carl N. Degler, Stanford University "A superb example of the way history can inform a current contentious controversy."--Journal of American History "Mohr makes it abundantly clear that Supreme Court decisions of the 1970s were not a modern weakening of moral standards but a return to what Americans believed and practiced a hundred years ago."--The Christian Century "An altogether lucid review of American abortion policy in the 19th century."--Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times "The history of how abortion came to be banned and how women lost...rights previously thought to be natural and inherent over their own bodies is a fascinating and infuriating one."--Chicago Tribune

Abortion in America, 1800-1825p. 3
The First Wave of Abortion Legislation, 1821-1841p. 20
The Great Upsurge of Abortion, 1840-1880p. 46
The Social Character of Abortion in America, 1840-1880p. 86
The Transitional Legislation of 1840-1860p. 119
The Physicians' Crusade Against Abortion, 1857-1880p. 147
Public Opinion and the Abortion Issue, 1860-1880p. 147
Anti-Abortion Legislation, 1860-1880p. 200
Anti-Abortion as American Policy, 1880-1900p. 226
Afterword: The Roe Decisionp. 246
Notesp. 265
Appendices
Case Studies from Medical Publications Involving Abortions in the United States, 1839-79p. 317
Case Studies from Medical Publications Involving Abortions in the United States, 1880-1900p. 321
Anti-Abortion Activity on the Part of State and Local Medical Societiesp. 324
Indexp. 329
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ISBN: 9780195026160
ISBN-10: 0195026160
Series: Galaxy Books
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 331
Published: 20th September 1979
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.82  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.44