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Crisis Pregnancy and the Colonization of the Clinic

Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz

in Homeland Maternity: US Security Culture and the New Reproductive Regime

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042355
eISBN:
9780252051197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042355.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explores how rhetorics of crisis have reshaped contemporary reproductive politics. First, it examines the significance of crisis teen pregnancy narratives in popular media (e.g., Juno, ... More


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


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


The Emergence of Crisis Pregnancy Centers

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/9780252040962.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the history of crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs), where antiabortion activists encourage women not to have abortions. CPCs, which emerged in the late 1960s, offered prolife women ... More


The Invention of Postabortion Syndrome

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/9780252040962.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter traces how crisis pregnancy center volunteers popularized medically inaccurate information about the health risks of abortion beginning in the 1970s. Anonymous tracts purportedly written ... More


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


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