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296 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190624859

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The Ethics, Law, and Politics of Ordinary Abortion

Katie Watson

  • Aims to improve the American abortion debate, and to inspire more substantive private conversation about abortion
  • Brings statistics, philosophy, law, and headlines to life with personal stories of abortion patients and providers that give the reader a window into an otherwise hidden world
  • Provides unique access to the experiences and personal beliefs of abortion providers
  • Considers the deeper structural, cultural, and social issues that fuel contemporary political fights, by illuminating how language has framed and steered the abortion debate
  • Explains current US law on abortion in terms those outside the legal profession can easily understand, from US Supreme Court cases to state legislation

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