DISPELLING THE MYTHS OF ABORTION HISTORY

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DISPELLING THE MYTHS OF ABORTION HISTORY

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dc.creator Dellapenna, Joseph W. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-12T18:43:13Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-12T18:43:13Z
dc.date.created 2006 en_US
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier ISBN 0-89089-509-0 en_US
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2006. 1283 p. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10822/548091
dc.description.tableOfContents A personal aside -- Ch. 1. Only women bleed -- Assumptions instead of evidence -- "Obstruced Menses" -- A typology of abortion techniques -- Injury techniques -- Ingestion techniques -- Intrusion techniques -- Ch. 2. Dead babies can take care of themselves -- Contraception -- Lactation -- Abstinence -- Infanticide in Western societies -- Infanticide under English law -- The Rev. Robert Foulkes -- Infanticide in England's American colonies -- Ch. 3. Imagine there's no heaven -- The Early Common Law confronts abortion by injury techniques -- Prosecutions in the Royal Courts for abortions -- Cyril Means, Jr., and the "Twinslayer's Case" -- The Canon Law of Abortion -- Ecclesiastical jurisdiction over abortion by ingestion techniques -- Royal Courts capture the ecclesiastical jurisdiction -- Ch. 4. Riders on the storm -- The law near the end of the reign of Queen Elizabeth -- Sir Edward Coke and the Born Alive Rule -- Sir Matthew Hale and the second Rex v. Anonymous -- The reception of the Common Law on Abortion and Infanticide in the American colonies -- Ch. 5. Way down inside -- The emergence of intrusion techniques in seventeenth-century England -- The Common Law regarding abortion around 1800 -- The statutory prohibition of abortion in England -- The policy foundations of the English abortion statutes -- Ch. 6. Live and let die -- The earliest American statutes (1821-1840) -- The first abortion statutes in New York (1829) -- The Allopathic "conspiracy" -- The realities of abortion in the mid-nineteenth century -- Ch. 7. The song remains the same -- New York's later abortion laws (1845-1942) -- Changes in the practice of abortions in the late nineteenth century -- How many abortions? -- The professionalization of the practice of medicine -- The anti-abortion crusade: Horatio Robinson Storer and his associates -- Ch. 8. You're so vain, I'll bet you think this song is about you -- The nineteenth century feminists -- Obfuscating nineteenth century feminist attitudes -- Women physicians in the nineteenth century -- Did feminist opposition to abortion make a difference? -- Ch. 9. The sounds of silence -- General public opposition to abortion -- The Catholic dimension -- Abortion in the professionalization of the law -- Nineteenth century prosecutions of abortion -- The role of women lawyers in the nineteenth century -- Ch. 10. Turning the page -- Abortion becomes safe - for the mother -- Early critics of the abortion statutes -- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. -- Changes in social behavior at the turn of the century -- After World War I -- Ch. 11. Look what they ve done to my song -- The eugenics movement -- Eugenics in Germany -- Women and the eugenics movement -- Early criticism of abortion laws and the Soviet reform -- Attempts at reform in England and Wales -- Prosecutions of abortion before 1940 -- Ch. 12. Close the wound, hide the scar -- Intensifying the prosecution of abortion -- The incidence of abortion between 1950 and 1970 -- Emergence of the full time abortionist -- The rise of the hospital abortion committees -- Ch. 13. Girls just want to have fun -- Reform in England and Wales -- Reform comes to America -- The Model Penal Code and limited reform -- The rise of the managerial class and the decline of the family -- From reform to repeal -- Ch. 14. When the music's over -- Enter the women -- The impact of developments in abortion techniques -- Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton -- Ch. 15. Freedom is just another word for nothin' left to lose -- The aftermath of Roe and Doe -- Roe in light of world trends -- The emergence of the fetus -- Ch. 16. Break on through to the other side -- The controversy continues -- Silencing the opposition -- The turn to violence -- The decline of the abortion industry -- Ch. 17. Honesty is such a lonely word -- The Supreme Court turns away -- Orchestrating yet another abortion case -- The Supreme Court abandons the fight -- Ch. 18. Both sides now -- More medicine -- The battle over names -- The Supreme Court again -- The struggle in the lower courts -- Ch. 19. The beat goes on -- Contemporary attitudes toward abortion -- Public confusion over abortion law and policy -- What might be expected of legislatures? -- Unraveling Roe -- Ch. 20. I don't wanna be a lawyer Mama, I don't wanna lie -- Abortion history then and now -- Truth vs. advocacy -- Why search for "lost voices"? -- Doing "outsider" history -- The stories told about abortion past -- Could history provide the answers? -- Ch. 21. Nobody's right if everybody's wrong -- Juridical abuses of abortion history -- The past as paradigm -- Consciousness - true or false? -- The emerging technomorality of the life sciences -- The past - and the future -- Table of cases -- Index en_US
dc.format Monograph en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.source 292324
dc.subject Abortion en_US
dc.subject.classification Value / Quality of Life en_US
dc.subject.classification Sociology of Health Care en_US
dc.subject.classification Moral and Religious Aspects of Abortion en_US
dc.subject.classification Eugenics en_US
dc.subject.classification Legal Aspects of Abortion en_US
dc.subject.classification Legal Interests of Woman, Father, Fetus or Abortion en_US
dc.subject.classification Social Aspects of Abortion en_US
dc.subject.classification Allowing Minors to Die en_US
dc.title DISPELLING THE MYTHS OF ABORTION HISTORY en_US
dc.provenance Digital citation created by the Bioethics Research Library, Georgetown University, for the National Information Resource on Ethics and Human Genetics, a project funded by the United States National Human Genome Research Institute en_US
dc.provenance Digital citation migrated from OpenText Livelink Discovery Server database named GenETHX to DSpace collection GenETHX hosted by Georgetown University en_US


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