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Elizabeth Price Foley

in Liberty for All: Reclaiming Individual Privacy in a New Era of Public Morality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109832
eISBN:
9780300134995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109832.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

In its rulings on contraceptive and abortion cases, the Supreme Court has affirmed an individual's right to avoid reproduction, regardless of whether he/she is married or unmarried or a minor. ... More


Contesting Hereditarianism: Reassessing the 1960s

Alexandra Minna Stern

in Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520285064
eISBN:
9780520960657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285064.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter provides a brief overview of the criticisms leveled at eugenics from the early decades of the twentieth century to midcentury. Not only were some racial groups fighting stereotypes that ... More


Nurse, Mother, Midwife

Brianna Theobald

in Reproduction on the Reservation: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Colonialism in the Long Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469653167
eISBN:
9781469653181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653167.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter explores Native women’s childbearing experiences during the 1930s through the life story of a single woman: Susie Walking Bear Yellowtail. Yellowtail, born on the Crow Reservation, ... More


Disability and Procreative Diminishment

Judith Daar

in The New Eugenics: Selective Breeding in an Era of Reproductive Technologies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300137156
eISBN:
9780300229035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300137156.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter looks at how today's denials for ART treatment based on a prospective parent's disability are worrying analogues to the eugenics past, an era in which misguided judgments about parental ... More


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