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To Protect the Lives of American Babies: The Escalation of Antiabortion Activism

Johanna Schoen

in Abortion After Roe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469621180
eISBN:
9781469623344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621180.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter 5 traces the tactics of anti-abortion activists and their impact on the experience of abortion providers and patients. Already in the 1970s, towns tried to prevent the opening of abortion ... 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


Truths, Lies, and Partial Truths: The Debate Surrounding Intact D&E

Johanna Schoen

in Abortion After Roe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469621180
eISBN:
9781469623344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621180.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

The escalation of anti-abortion violence and killing of abortion providers and clinic staff in the early 1990s raised tensions within the abortion provider community. Frustrated with what they ... More


Backlash and Appropriation

Fran Amery

in Beyond Pro-life and Pro-choice: The Changing Politics of Abortion in Britain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529204995
eISBN:
9781529205404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204995.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter assesses abortion debates in the 1980s and 1990s. By this point, anti-abortion actors were attempting to solve their PR problem by mimicking their opponents’ arguments, moving away from ... More


Into the 21st Century

Fran Amery

in Beyond Pro-life and Pro-choice: The Changing Politics of Abortion in Britain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529204995
eISBN:
9781529205404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204995.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter explores UK abortion debates in the 21st century. It describes new anti-abortion strategies which emerged in the 2000s and went beyond the familiar attacks on abortion providers. It ... More


Conclusion

Fran Amery

in Beyond Pro-life and Pro-choice: The Changing Politics of Abortion in Britain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529204995
eISBN:
9781529205404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204995.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter places abortion debates in Britain in the context of both anti-abortion strategy worldwide and the global struggle for reproductive justice, touching on issues of race, ethnicity, ... More


Feminism Enters the Debate

Fran Amery

in Beyond Pro-life and Pro-choice: The Changing Politics of Abortion in Britain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529204995
eISBN:
9781529205404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204995.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter considers the entry of feminist arguments about abortion into UK parliamentary debates in the 1970s. A contingent of MPs willing to advocate for legal abortion on feminist grounds had ... More


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