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Author Ziegler, Mary, 1982- author.

Title Abortion and the law in America : Roe v. Wade to the present / Mary Ziegler
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2020


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 312 pages)
Contents Roe v. Wade and the rise of rights arguments -- The Hyde Amendment and its aftermath -- Launching a quest to reverse Roe -- Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the family, and equal citizenship -- Contesting the relationship between abortion and health care -- Partial-birth abortion and who decides the costs and benefits -- Polarization, religious liberty, and the war on women
Summary "With the Supreme Court likely to reverse Roe v. Wade, the landmark abortion decision, American debate appears fixated on clashing rights. The first comprehensive legal history of a vital period, Abortion in America illuminates an entirely different and unexpected shift in the terms of debate. Rather than simply championing rights, Mary Ziegler shows, those on opposing sides battled about the policy costs and benefits of abortion and laws restricting it. This mostly unknown turn deepened polarization in ways many have missed. Never abandoning their constitutional demands, pro-choice and pro-life advocates increasingly disagreed about the basic facts. Drawing on unexplored records and interviews with key participants, Ziegler complicates the view that the Supreme Court is responsible for the escalation of the conflict. A gripping account of social-movement divides and crucial legal strategies, this book delivers a definitive recent history of an issue that transforms American law and politics to this day"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 10, 2020)
Subject Roe, Jane, 1947-2017 -- Trials, litigation, etc
Wade, Henry -- Trials, litigation, etc
SUBJECT Roe, Jane, 1947-2017 fast
Wade, Henry fast
Subject Abortion -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History
Trials (Abortion) -- Washington (D.C.)
Abortion -- Law and legislation
Trials (Abortion)
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019038338
ISBN 9781108653138