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Author Critchlow, Donald T., 1948-

Title Intended consequences : birth control, abortion, and the federal government in modern America / Donald T. Critchlow
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
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Description 1 online resource (x, 307 pages)
Contents 1. Laying the Foundation for Federal Family Planning Policy: The Eisenhower-Kennedy Years -- 2. Moving Forward Quietly: Family Planning in the Johnson Administration -- 3. Implementing the Policy Revolution Under Johnson and Nixon -- 4. The Backlash: Roman Catholics, Contraceptives, Abortion, and Sterilization -- 5. Richard Nixon and the Politicization of Family Planning Policy -- 6. Contesting the Policy Terrain After Roe: From Reagan to Clinton
Summary After World War II, American policy experts - convinced that unchecked population growth threatened global disaster - successfully lobbied bipartisan policy-makers in Washington to initiate federally-funded family planning. In Intended Consequences, Donald T. Critchlow deftly chronicles how the government's involvement in contraception and abortion evolved into one of the most bitter, partisan controversies in American political history. Intended Consequences encompasses over four decades of political history, examining everything from the aftermath of the Republican "moral revolution" during the Reagan and Bush years to the current culture wars concerning unwed motherhood, homosexuality, and the further protection of women's abortion rights. Critchlow's carefully balanced appraisal of federal birth control and abortion policy reveals that despite the controversy, the family planning movement has indeed accomplished much in the way of its intended goal - the reduction of population growth in many parts of the world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-296) and index
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Subject Abortion -- Government policy -- United States.
Birth control -- Government policy -- United States.
Abortion, Legal.
Family Planning Policy.
Politics.
United States -- Politics and government.
United States -- Social policy.
United States.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 98013691
ISBN 0195145933
1423736729 (electronic bk.)
9780195145939
9781423736721 (electronic bk.)
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