American Social Movements - The Abortion Rights Movement

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9780737719475: American Social Movements - The Abortion Rights Movement

The abortion rights movement exists to protect a woman's right to have safe, legal, and accessible abortions. The history, current status, and future of the movement is explored through the voices of activists, feminists, lawyers, abortion providers and academics.

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"The 21 essays, speeches, book excerpts, and personal observations, organized historically, look at the movement from both inside and out. The anthology offers a solid starting point for research."
-- Booklist (September 2002) (Booklist 20020915)

"This title in the new American Social Movements series provides a more thorough historical overview. Student seeking authoritative primary and secondary sources...will find this readable and a useful research tool."
-- Booklist (September 2002) (Booklist 20020901)

"In the new American Social Movements series, these anthologies of articles, speeches, interviews, and scholarly essays are for an older, sophisticated audience. There are some fascinating present-day writings sure to open up discussion...There's as much here for adults as there is for teens; in fact, the books would be excellent for family discussion."
-- Booklist (July 2002) (Booklist 20020701)

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Gr. 8-11. Part of the American Social Movements series, which also includes The Abolitionist Movement (2006), this anthology of 18 articles, interviews, speeches, and personal narratives makes a case for abortion as central to women's pursuit of social equality. The leaders--from Margaret Sanger and Betty Friedan to bell hooks and the president of Planned Parenthood, Gloria Feldt--argue passionately for abortion as a civil right and show how it is connected to birth control. Many writers discuss what led to Roe v. Wade and warn that reproductive choice is still at risk, and there are some strong individual accounts ("I had an illegal abortion"). Extended by a lengthy list of additional resources, this book is an eloquent, in-depth introduction to a crucial contemporary issue. Hazel Rochman
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