Abortion Politics by Ziad Munson (.AZW3)

Abortion Politics by Ziad Munson
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Overview: Abortion has remained one of the most volatile and polarizing issues in the United States for over four decades. Americans are more divided today than ever over abortion, and this debate colors the political, economic, and social dynamics of the country.

This book provides a balanced, clear-eyed overview of the abortion debate, including the perspectives of both the pro-life and pro-choice movements. It covers the history of the debate from colonial times to the present, the mobilization of mass movements around the issue, the ways it is understood by ordinary Americans, the impact it has had on U.S. political development, and the differences with the abortion conflict in the rest of the world. Throughout these discussions, Ziad Munson demonstrates how the meaning of abortion has shifted to reflect the changing anxieties and cultural divides which it has come to represent.

Abortion Politics is an invaluable companion for exploring the abortion issue and what is has to say about American society, as well as the dramatic changes in public understanding of women’s rights, medicine, religion, and partisanship.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Cultural studies

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Infanticide and Abortion… Germany by Margaret Brannan Lewis

Infanticide and Abortion in Early Modern Germany by Margaret Brannan Lewis
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Overview: This book is the first work to look at the full range of three centuries of the early modern period in regards to infanticide and abortion, a period in which both practices were regarded equally as criminal acts. Faced with dire consequences if they were found pregnant or if they bore illegitimate children, many unmarried women were left with little choice. Some of these unfortunate women turned to infanticide and abortion as the way out of their difficult situation. This book explores the legal, social, cultural, and religious causes of infanticide and abortion in the early modern period, as well as the societal reactions to them. It examines how perceptions of these actions taken by desperate women changed over three hundred years and as early modern society became obsessed with a supposed plague of murderous mothers, resulting in heated debates, elaborate public executions, and a media frenzy. Finally, this book explores how the prosecution of infanticide and abortion eventually helped lead to major social and legal reformations during the age of the Enlightenment.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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