When Abortion Was a Crime:Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973

When Abortion Was a Crime:Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973
分享
扫描下方二维码分享到微信
打开微信,点击右上角”+“,
使用”扫一扫“即可将网页分享到朋友圈。
作者:
1998-09
ISBN: 9780520216570
装帧: 其他
页数: 402页
  • As we approach the 30th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, it's crucial to look back to the time when abortion was illegal. Leslie Reagan traces the practice and policing of abortion, which although illegal was nonetheless widely available, but always with threats for both doctor and patient. In a time when many young women don't even know that there was a period when abortion was a crime, this work offers chilling and vital lessons of importance to everyone. The linking of the words 'abortion' and 'crime' emphasizes the difficult and painful history that is the focus of Leslie J. Reagan's important book. Her study is the first to examine the entire period during which abortion was illegal in the United States, beginning in the mid-nineteenth century and ending with Roe v. Wade in 1973. Although illegal, millions of abortions were provided during these years to women of every class, race, and marital status. The experiences and perspectives of these women, as well as their physicians and midwives, are movingly portrayed here. Reagan traces the practice and policing of abortion. While abortions have been typically portrayed as grim 'back alley' operations, she finds that abortion providers often practiced openly and safely. Moreover, numerous physicians performed abortions, despite prohibitions by the state and the American Medical Association. Women often found cooperative practioners, but prosecution, public humiliation, loss of privacy, and inferior medical care were a constant threat. Reagan's analysis of previously untapped sources, including inquest records and trial transcripts, shows the fragility of patient rights and raises provocative questions about the relationship between medicine and law. With the right to abortion again under attack in the United States, this book offers vital lessons for every American concerned with health care, civil liberties, and personal and sexual freedom.
  • 内容简介:
    As we approach the 30th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, it's crucial to look back to the time when abortion was illegal. Leslie Reagan traces the practice and policing of abortion, which although illegal was nonetheless widely available, but always with threats for both doctor and patient. In a time when many young women don't even know that there was a period when abortion was a crime, this work offers chilling and vital lessons of importance to everyone. The linking of the words 'abortion' and 'crime' emphasizes the difficult and painful history that is the focus of Leslie J. Reagan's important book. Her study is the first to examine the entire period during which abortion was illegal in the United States, beginning in the mid-nineteenth century and ending with Roe v. Wade in 1973. Although illegal, millions of abortions were provided during these years to women of every class, race, and marital status. The experiences and perspectives of these women, as well as their physicians and midwives, are movingly portrayed here. Reagan traces the practice and policing of abortion. While abortions have been typically portrayed as grim 'back alley' operations, she finds that abortion providers often practiced openly and safely. Moreover, numerous physicians performed abortions, despite prohibitions by the state and the American Medical Association. Women often found cooperative practioners, but prosecution, public humiliation, loss of privacy, and inferior medical care were a constant threat. Reagan's analysis of previously untapped sources, including inquest records and trial transcripts, shows the fragility of patient rights and raises provocative questions about the relationship between medicine and law. With the right to abortion again under attack in the United States, this book offers vital lessons for every American concerned with health care, civil liberties, and personal and sexual freedom.
查看详情
相关图书 / 更多
When Abortion Was a Crime:Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973
WhenYouLeastExpectItANovel
Whitney Gaskell 著
When Abortion Was a Crime:Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973
When I Was a Child I Read Books Essays
Robinson, Marilynne
When Abortion Was a Crime:Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973
When I Was Mortal (Penguin Translated Texts)
Javier Marias 著
When Abortion Was a Crime:Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973
WhenJoyCametoStay
Karen Kingsbury 著
When Abortion Was a Crime:Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973
When the Waves Ruled Britannia
Jonathan Scott 著
When Abortion Was a Crime:Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973
When Nobody Was Watching:My Hard-Fought Journey to the Top of the Soccer World
Carli Lloyd;Wayne Coffey
When Abortion Was a Crime:Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973
When Panic Attacks: A New Drug-Free Therapy to Beat Chronic Shyness, Anxiety and Phobias
David D. Burns 著
When Abortion Was a Crime:Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973
WhenaHeartTurnsRockSolid
Timothy Black 著
When Abortion Was a Crime:Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973
When Bad Things Happen to Other People
John Portmann
When Abortion Was a Crime:Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973
When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
Pink, Daniel H
When Abortion Was a Crime:Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973
When Gadgets Betray Us: The Dark Side of Our Infatuation with New Technologies
Robert Vamosi 著
When Abortion Was a Crime:Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973
When Majorities Fail
Josephine T. Andrews 著
您可能感兴趣 / 更多
When Abortion Was a Crime:Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973
数学利息理论 (第二版)(影印版)
Leslie Jane Federer
When Abortion Was a Crime:Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973
Mug Cakes
Leslie Bilderback 著
When Abortion Was a Crime:Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973
Social Media Metrics For Dummies[社会媒体韵律学达人迷]
Leslie Poston 著
When Abortion Was a Crime:Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973
TrickorTreatMurder
Leslie Meier 著
When Abortion Was a Crime:Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973
Three-Day Weekend Crosswords[Spiral-bound]
Leslie Billig 编
When Abortion Was a Crime:Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973
OnMyPotty
Leslie Patricelli 著
When Abortion Was a Crime:Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973
General and Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist[供口腔医师使用的一般口腔病理学]
Leslie DeLong、Nancy Burkhart 著
When Abortion Was a Crime:Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973
Girl Could Stand Up
Leslie Marshall 著
When Abortion Was a Crime:Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973
Latex Document Preparation System Users
Leslie Lamport
When Abortion Was a Crime:Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973
The Cambridge History of Latin America
Leslie Bethell 著;Leslie Bethell 编
When Abortion Was a Crime:Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973
The Cambridge History of Latin America
Leslie Bethell 著;Leslie Bethell 编
When Abortion Was a Crime:Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973
The Cambridge History of Latin America
Leslie Bethell 著;Leslie Bethell 编