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Abortion in the United States free pdf This work is a balanced presentation of the pro-life/pro-choice controversy, showing all aspects of the debate and why it is so difficult to resolve.It is the most explosive flashpoint in American politics, a polarizing issue in campaigns, Congressional debates, court cases, and cultural confrontations. Although abortion is a right currently guaranteed by the Constitution as interpreted by the Supreme Court, it is a right continually challenged in cases across the country. What are the specific legal issues involved in the pro-choice/pro-life debate? What does it all mean to the families and individuals personally affected by the status of legal access to abortion?"Abortion in the United States: A Reference Handbook" offers a balanced, objective look at the ultimate "wedge" issue in American culture. This volume offers a revealing history of abortion politics and policy from the 1800s to Roe v. Wade to the present, with clear analyses of disputes such as public funding for abortion, the status of the fetus, contraception, abortion as a "litmus test" for candidates and judicial nominees, and more.A separate chapter looks at abortion politics throughout the world and places the United States in a global context. Biographies of major players, extensive data and documents, and a bibliography of important resources make this an essential resource on one of the most controversial topics in our national dialog.

About Dorothy E. McBride

Dorothy E. McBride, PhD, is professor emeritus of political science at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL.

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Author : Dorothy E. McBride
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Data Published : 15 November 2007
ISBN : 1598840983
EAN : 9781598840988
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 303 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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