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Author Burns, Gene, 1958-

Title The moral veto : framing contraception, abortion, and cultural pluralism in the United States / Gene Burns
Published New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 340 pages)
Contents Cover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; 2 Framing Contraception within Moral Worldviews: The Early, Radical Birth Control Movement; 3 The Mainstreaming of Birth Control: A New Alliance with Eugenics and Medicine; 4 Dennetts Moral Worldview and the Catholic Moral Veto: Unsuccessful Frames for Contraception; 5 Abortion before Controversy: Quiet Reform within a Medical, Humanitarian Frame; 6 Abortion and Legislative Stalemate: The Weakness and Strength of the Medical, Humanitarian Frame
Summary Based on archival and sociological research, and speaking to issues in the study of culture, social movements, and legal change, The Moral Veto: Framing Contraception, Abortion, and Cultural Pluralism in the United States examines the often surprising history of controversies over contraception and abortion
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-329) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Abortion -- Social aspects -- United States.
Contraception -- Social aspects -- United States.
Cultural pluralism -- United States.
Culture conflict -- United States.
Social values -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511115318
0511115865 (electronic bk.)
9780511115868 (electronic bk.)