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Women against Abortion: Inside the Largest Moral Reform Movement of the Twentieth Century

Karissa Haugeberg

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040962
eISBN:
9780252099717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040962.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Women from remarkably diverse religious, social, and political backgrounds made up the rank-and-file of the American antiabortion movement. Empowered by--yet in many cases scared of--the changes ... More


Women and the Rescue Movement

Karissa Haugeberg

in Women against Abortion: Inside the Largest Moral Reform Movement of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040962
eISBN:
9780252099717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040962.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines Joan Andrews, a shy, conservative Catholic from Tennessee who engaged in some of the first violent campaigns against abortion providers in the early 1980s. Frustrated by ... More


Backlash, 1973–2000

Simone M. Caron

in Who Chooses?: American Reproductive History since 1830

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031996
eISBN:
9780813039220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031996.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

Government subsidies and population control advocacy of contraception and sterilization continued through the end of the twentieth century. By the year 2000 female sterilization was the most common ... More


“IUDs Are Not Abortifacients”: The Biopolitics of Contraceptive Mechanisms

Chikako Takeshita

in The Global Biopolitics of the IUD: How Science Constructs Contraceptive Users and Women's Bodies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016582
eISBN:
9780262298452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016582.003.0079
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter deals with the mechanism by which pregnancy is prevented as it relates to antiabortion politics. It examines the alliance between contraceptive researchers and reproductive-choice ... More


The Work of Saving Babies’ Lives and Souls

Laury Oaks

in Giving Up Baby: Safe Haven Laws, Motherhood, and Reproductive Justice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479897926
eISBN:
9781479883073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479897926.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how and why infant abandonment has led to individual, regional, and national initiatives to save babies' lives. It considers several narratives of social responsibility that are ... More


Women and Lethal Violence in the Antiabortion Movement

Karissa Haugeberg

in Women against Abortion: Inside the Largest Moral Reform Movement of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040962
eISBN:
9780252099717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040962.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

The chapter traces the career of Shelley Shannon, whose work in the far right wing of the prolife movement reached its apex when she shot Dr. George Tiller in 1993, outside his Wichita clinic. Like ... More


Epilogue: The Legacies of Women’s Work in the Antiabortion Movement

Karissa Haugeberg

in Women against Abortion: Inside the Largest Moral Reform Movement of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040962
eISBN:
9780252099717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040962.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

The manuscript concludes by examining the contemporary state of abortion activism in the United States. It considers the close friendship Scott Roeder struck with Shelley Shannon after she was ... More


Abortion: Reporting a Crime or Preserving Confidentiality?

Andreas-Holger Maehle

in Contesting Medical Confidentiality: Origins of the Debate in the United States, Britain, and Germany

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226404820
eISBN:
9780226404967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226404967.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter analyzes nineteenth- and early twentieth-century debates on the question whether doctors should be obliged to report illegal abortions to the authorities. While some American physicians ... More


Abortion: Is a Woman a Person?

Nona Willis Aronowitz

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the debate over abortion rights. Abortion used to be almost always discussed in feminist terms—as a political issue affecting the condition of women. Since then, the ... More


Speakers, Cornered: Weakening the Public Forum

Gregory P. Magarian

in Managed Speech: The Roberts Court's First Amendment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190466794
eISBN:
9780190466824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190466794.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses government properties, which First Amendment law calls “public forums,” that offer underfunded speakers opportunities to reach audiences. The Roberts Court has limited those ... More


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