Contested Lives: The Abortion Debate in an American Community, Updated edition

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Book
Authors
ISBN 10
0520217357 
ISBN 13
9780520217355 
Category
Reproductive Justice  [ Browse Items ]
Edition
Updated 
Publication Year
1998 
Pages
359 
Abstract
 
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Based on the struggle over a Fargo, North Dakota, abortion clinic, Contested Lives explores one of the central social conflicts of our time. Both wide-ranging and rich in detail, it speaks not simply to the abortion issue but also to the critical role of women's political activism.A new introduction addresses the events of the last decade, which saw the emergence of Operation Rescue and a shift toward more violent, even deadly, forms of anti-abortion protest. Responses to this trend included government legislation, a decline in clinics and doctors offering abortion services, and also the formation of Common Ground, an alliance bringing together activists from both sides to address shared concerns. Ginsburg shows that what may have seemed an ephemeral artifact of "Midwestern feminism" of the 1980s actually foreshadowed unprecedented possibilities for reconciliation in one of the most entrenched conflicts of our times. - from Amzon 
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