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The Case of Roe versus Wade

Leonard A. Stevens

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ISBN 10: 0399228128 / ISBN 13: 9780399228124
Published by Putnam Juvenile, 1996
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Title: The Case of Roe versus Wade

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

Publication Date: 1996

Book Condition:Good

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Traces the history of the abortion controversy, from a time in which even birth control was illegal to the Supreme Court's decision in the case of Jane Roe v. Henry Wade, and the diverse personalities who shaped the course of history.

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Grade 8 Up. A high-quality account of the events and issues surrounding the Supreme Court's decision. Stevens's sociological and legal history of reproductive issues in this country includes the early efforts of Margaret Sanger to bring legal information about contraception to women, efforts to overturn early legislation in regard to the private behaviors of married couples, and, ultimately, the Roe v. Wade case, as well as its future implications. The detailed chronology leading up to its presentation to the Supreme Court makes a compelling, readable narrative. Stevens not only writes in an evenhanded manner, avoiding the predictable pitfalls of emotionalism, but also highlights the personal stories of those individuals who figured prominently in the events. That this case was not so much an ending as a beginning is made clear by the author's account of legislation generated since the Supreme Court's landmark decision in the early 1970s. The ongoing divisiveness among Americans regarding the issue of abortion is made clear by the author's descriptions of the blockades and bombings of abortion clinics and even of the murders of clinic staffers. Inasmuch as the topic still figures prominently in the American political scene, this is a timely addition. An excellent resource for students researching critical social issues, the book stands equally well in defining a long chapter in America's social history.?Sylvia V. Meisner, Allen Middle School, Greensboro, NC
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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