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Reproductive Rights: Gender Difference and the Paradox of Power

Debra L. Dodson

in The Impact of Women in Congress

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780198296744
eISBN:
9780191603709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296746.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter uses four legislative battles (the Freedom of Choice Act, Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances bill, Medicaid funding of abortion, and abortion provisions in the Federal Employees’ ... More


The Impact of Women in Congress

Debra L. Dodson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780198296744
eISBN:
9780191603709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296746.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book explores the complex relationship between women’s presence and impact in two strikingly different, consecutive congresses. Drawing on hundreds of elite interviews and archival information, ... More


Body Politics I: Reproductive Rights Policy

Amy G. Mazur

in Theorizing Feminist Policy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246724
eISBN:
9780191599859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246726.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In the first section, the analysis defines the general feminist aims and parameters of the first type of Body Politics Policy: Reproductive Rights Policy. It then discusses the range and timing of ... More


The Limits of Reproductive Freedom

David Benatar

in Procreation and Parenthood: The Ethics of Bearing and Rearing Children

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590704
eISBN:
9780191595547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590704.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

It is argued that the strength or scope of the right to reproductive freedom currently recognized in liberal democracies needs to be reconsidered, such that it does not include a right to engage in ... More


“This Ain't Religion”: Spiritual Healing and Reproductive Rights

Shawn Francis Peters

in When Prayer Fails: Faith Healing, Children, and the Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195306354
eISBN:
9780199867714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306354.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses how issues of reproductive rights have been implicated in cases of religion-based medical neglect. Its primary focus is on legal cases involving members of a New England sect ... More


Human Rights and Reproduction

Ruth Deech and Anna Smajdor

in From IVF to Immortality: Controversy in the Era of Reproductive Technology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199219780
eISBN:
9780191713002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219780.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

The question of a right to reproduce is analysed. A case study involving a convicted murderer's request for fertility treatment under the Human Rights Act 1998 is considered. The authors explore the ... More


Reproductive Rites and Wrongs: Lessons from American Indian Religious Traditions, Historical Experience, and Contemporary Life

MARY C. CHURCHILL

in Sacred Rights: The Case for Contraception and Abortion in World Religions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195160017
eISBN:
9780199849611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160017.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the history and contemporary experience of Native American Indians, and the contribution of Native philosophies and religious practices to the question of population growth. It ... More


Abortion and Social Responsibility: Depolarizing the Debate

Laurie Shrage

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153095
eISBN:
9780199870615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515309X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book argues that Roe v. Wade's six‐month time span for abortion “on demand” polarized the American public, and obscured alternatives that could have gained broad public support. As ... More


Family Planning During the Economic Reform Era

Weiguo Zhang and Xingshan Cao

in Transition and Challenge: China's Population at the Beginning of the 21st Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199299294
eISBN:
9780191715082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299294.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter reviews the development and implementation of China's family planning policy and its impacts. It shows that China's family planning programme has gone through several stages since the ... More


Law Reform, Constitutional Design, and Gender

Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Dina Francesca Haynes, and Naomi Cahn

in On the Frontlines: Gender, War, and the Post-Conflict Process

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195396645
eISBN:
9780199918416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396645.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

New laws and constitutions are increasingly part of the standard package of legal and political revision that accompanies the end of violent conflict in many societies. Agreements on principle, as ... More


From Reproductive Choice to Reproductive Barbie: The Politics of Visibility

Laurie Shrage

in Abortion and Social Responsibility: Depolarizing the Debate

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153095
eISBN:
9780199870615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515309X.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Evaluates “pro‐life” and “pro‐choice” media campaigns, featuring fetuses and coat hangers respectively, and shows how both reflect individualistic ideologies about responsibility and freedom. Rather ... More


The Path Toward Reproductive Choice

Feryal M. Cherif

in Myths about Women's Rights: How, Where, and Why Rights Advance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190211172
eISBN:
9780190211196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190211172.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the status of women’s reproductive rights by investigating abortion laws and family planning rights across countries. While the conventional wisdom holds that religious norms ... More


Myths about Women's Rights: How, Where, and Why Rights Advance

Feryal M. Cherif

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190211172
eISBN:
9780190211196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190211172.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

Two conventional wisdoms dominate debates about why women’s rights advance in some places but not others. While culture and religion are understood to be the primary barriers to gender equality, ... More


Ethical and Legal Debates In Irish Healthcare: Confronting complexities

Mary Donnelly and Claire Murray (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099465
eISBN:
9781526104410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099465.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The Irish health system is confronted by a range of challenges, both emerging and recurring. In order to address these, it is essential that spaces are created for conversations around complex ... More


The United Nations Population Fund: An Evolving Human Rights Mission and Approach to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Reproductive Rights

Emilie Filmer-Wilson and Luis Mora

in Human Rights in Global Health: Rights-Based Governance for a Globalizing World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190672676
eISBN:
9780190672713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190672676.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter analyzes UNFPA’s evolving human rights approach to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, of which the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) ... More


Feminist Health Clinics: Promoting Reproductive Rights

Daphne Spain

in Constructive Feminism: Women's Spaces and Women's Rights in the American City

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453199
eISBN:
9781501704130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453199.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter explores the correlation between women’s opportunities in the public realm and their ability to control their own fertility. Accordingly, reproductive rights signify the very basis of ... More


Abortion After Roe

Johanna Schoen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469621180
eISBN:
9781469623344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621180.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Abortion is—and always has been—an arena for contesting power relations between women and men. When in 1973 the Supreme Court made the procedure legal throughout the United States, it seemed that ... More


Conclusion: Endings or Beginnings?: New Labour, Sexuality, and Reproductive Politics, 1997 to 2010

Stephen Brooke

in Sexual Politics: Sexuality, Family Planning, and the British Left from the 1880s to the Present Day

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199562541
eISBN:
9780191731167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562541.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

Beginning in 1998, there were a series of parliamentary initiatives that reshaped the place of gay men and lesbian women in British society. In 2000, after a two-year struggle between the Commons and ... More


Conclusion: From Embryo to “Pre-Born American”

Laura Harrison

in Brown Bodies, White Babies: The Politics of Cross-Racial Surrogacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479808175
eISBN:
9781479843589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479808175.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The book concludes by linking the core themes of the text to the increasing hostility to women’s reproductive rights at the local, state, and national level. As feminist theory and practice have ... More


It Saved My Life: Creating Queer Politics

Tamar W. Carroll

in Mobilizing New York: AIDS, Antipoverty, and Feminist Activism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619880
eISBN:
9781469619903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619880.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter explores coalition between two reproductive rights activist groups—ACT UP and WHAM!. The two work for improved prevention and treatment for HIV/AIDS, and support women's rights to bodily ... More


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