Facts and Feelings : a Handbook for Women and the People who Care about Them

Author: Nada Logan Stotland

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9780880487405

Category: Medical

Page: 199

View: 4785

Where do you turn when you are wrestling with a painful decision? You turn to your spouse, trusted friends and relatives, to professionals, to religious advisers. But sometimes you want accurate information and suggestions all in one place, in a form you can use on your own. The decision to have an abortion is not an easy one, and it is not the right decision for every pregnant woman, even in difficult circumstances. Every situation is different. Women considering abortion range in age from nine to fifty-five years. They are rich and poor; married and unmarried; white, black, brown, yellow, and red; members of every religious group and ethnic origin; heterosexual and homosexual. Some have no one to talk to and others have too many people talking to them. Some are in danger from physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. Abortion: Facts and Feelings is for women who are considering whether to have an abortion, women who have had an abortion and want to do more thinking about it, and relatives, mates, lovers, friends, and health professionals who want to help the women they care for make the best possible choices for themselves. Partners in relationships, families, and friends, and, of course, pregnant women themselves, deserve to have accurate information about this common, but controversial, procedure -- information they can use to make both personal and policy decisions. This book contains that information. It discusses * The practice of abortion in other times and places, and practical information about how it is practiced now* How to find out about abortion laws where you live, and laws in other places where you might go if necessary* The attitudes of major North American religious groups about abortion, and how to obtain more specific information about the approaches of your religion to your situation* The medical and psychological outcomes of abortion* Alternatives to abortion -- delivering the baby and either caring for it yourself or allowing someone else to provide the parenting* The needs and concerns of women in special circumstances, and of women's loved ones Most important, it will help you think through and carry out your own decision, whatever it is.


A Collective Story

Author: Cara J. MariAnna

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897898997

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 204

View: 1158

Uses personal stories/interviews to construct a collective narrative of abortion.


A Positive Decision

Author: Patricia W. Lunneborg

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897892438

Category: Medical

Page: 205

View: 1633

Draws on interviews with women who have had abortions and with abortion providers to explore the abortion decision making process as a positive, life-enhancing experience


Author: Corinne J. Naden

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761425731

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 143

View: 1811

"Presents all sides of the abortion debate and includes a discussion of the medical rights associated with abortion and the history and politics affecting this debate in America"--Provided by publisher.


Statutes, Policies, and Public Attitudes the World Over

Author: Rita James Simon

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275960612

Category: Political Science

Page: 154

View: 5114

Abortion is one of the most compelling public policy issues facing government and the public in the United States today. Simon examines how this issue is being faced in other countries around the world. After providing a brief historical introduction, she examines the legal statutes pertaining to abortion in key selected countries; reports on public attitudes toward abortion based on responses to national public opinion polls; and discusses the relationships between the laws and statutes pertaining to abortion and the nations' policies vis-a-vis population growth and control.

Abortion: a Woman's Guide

Author: Planned Parenthood of New York City

Publisher: New York : Abelard-Schuman


Category: Abortion

Page: 147

View: 7320


A Documentary and Reference Guide

Author: Melody Rose

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313340323

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

View: 3085

Chronicles the history of abortion in the United States from the early 1800s to 2007 through primary documents and analyses by the author.


Author: Mandy Wharton

Publisher: Gloucester Pr

ISBN: 9780531171899

Category: Abortion

Page: 62

View: 6233

Explores various issues of abortion, including the question of restricting it by time limit, who uses it and why, and what alternatives exist.

A Comparative Survey of the Laws on Abortion of Selected Countries

Author: Theresa Papademetriou

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781568062143


Page: 181

View: 3544

Covers; Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, France, West Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. These laws deal with: where the procedure must take place, who is authorized to perform an abortion, whose consent is required in a case involving a minor, under what circumstances an abortion may be performed, and much more.

Abortion, Moral and Legal Perspectives

Author: Jay L. Garfield,Patricia Hennessey

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870234415

Category: Law

Page: 331

View: 4992

Essays examine the nature of abortion, the Supreme Court's ruling on abortion, and the judicial status of the fetus.


Author: Malcolm Potts,Peter Diggory,John Peel

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521291507

Category: Abortion

Page: 575

View: 5402

Abortion is Not a Sin

A New-age Look at an Age-old Problem

Author: K. B. Welton

Publisher: Pandit Press

ISBN: 0944361005

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 1326


Rights, Options, and Choices

Author: Tricia Andryszewski

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9781562945732

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 7223

Examines the changing legal, medical, and moral issues surrounding abortion before and since Roe v. Wade; considers both anti-abortion and pro-choice points of view.

Abortion Policies

A Global Review

Author: Nations Unies. Division de la population

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211513653

Category: Abortion

Page: 633

View: 1419


A Woman's Right to Choose : the Case for Law Repeal

Author: Pip Hinman,Claudine Holt

Publisher: Resistance Books

ISBN: 9780909196752

Category: Abortion

Page: 32

View: 9522

Abortion in the United States

A Reference Handbook

Author: Dorothy E. McBride

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598840983

Category: Political Science

Page: 303

View: 3552

Presents both sides of the debate over abortion in the United States in historical, international, and medical contexts, including summaries and excerpts of historical documents, and data on abortion incidences and practice.

Abortion: legal and illegal

a dialogue between attorneys and psychiatrists

Author: Southern California Society of Psychiatry and the Law

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 63

View: 7554


understanding the controversy

Author: JoAnn Bren Guernsey

Publisher: Lerner Pub Group

ISBN: 9780822526056

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 1483

Presents opposing viewpoints on abortion, discussing its biological, medical, and legal aspects.

Abortion at Work

Ideology and Practice in a Feminist Clinic

Author: Wendy Simonds

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813522456

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

View: 6326

How do feminist identity and abortion politics intersect? Specifically, what does feminism mean to women working to feminist health care and abortion services in the late 1980s and early 1990s? What are the ideological consequences and emotional tolls of doing such work in a hostile socio-cultural environment? Can feminism and bureaucracy coexist productively? How do feminists confront the anti-feminist opposition, from anti-abortion protesters outside to racism within feminist organizations? These are the questions that drive Wendy Simonds' Abortion at Work. Simonds documents the ways in which workers at a feminist clinic construct compelling feminist visions, and also watch their ideals fall short in practice. Simonds interprets these women's narratives to get at how abortion works on feminism, and to show what feminism can gain by rethinking abortion utilizing these activists' terms. In thoroughly engaging prose, Simonds frames her analysis with a moving account of her own personal understanding of the issues.


A Reference Handbook

Author: Marie Costa

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN: 9780874368277

Category: Reference

Page: 339

View: 9814

Examines the legal, social, political, and historical aspects of abortion, provides an overview of abortion policy, and lists sources of further information