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: 6629

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 Positive Decision

Author: Patricia W. Lunneborg

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897892438

Category: Medical

Page: 205

View: 9741

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


A Collective Story

Author: Cara J. MariAnna

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897898997

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 204

View: 2683

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


Author: Corinne J. Naden

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761425731

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 143

View: 4291

"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.


Author: Mandy Wharton

Publisher: Gloucester Pr

ISBN: 9780531171899

Category: Abortion

Page: 62

View: 4638

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

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: 6022

Abortion, Moral and Legal Perspectives

Author: Jay L. Garfield,Patricia Hennessey

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870234415

Category: Law

Page: 331

View: 6416

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

Abortion services in Wyoming

a report

Author: United States Commission on Civil Rights. Wyoming Advisory Committee

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 49

View: 3585

Abortion from the Religious and Moral Perspective

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: George F. Johnston

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313314025

Category: Reference

Page: 247

View: 2501

For approximately three decades, the abortion debate has polarized America. This comprehensive volume includes bibliographic citations that address the moral and religious aspects of abortion. It covers such topics as the various arguments both for and against abortion, the status of the fetus, and overviews of several religions' stances on abortion. Citations also include references on how Christianity has influenced abortion politics and law, discussions of Operation Rescue, and official statements on abortion by religious organizations.


Statutes, Policies, and Public Attitudes the World Over

Author: Rita James Simon

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275960612

Category: Political Science

Page: 154

View: 1590

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.


Author: Malcolm Potts,Peter Diggory,John Peel

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521291507

Category: Abortion

Page: 575

View: 2697


A Reference Handbook

Author: Marie Costa

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN: 9780874368277

Category: Reference

Page: 339

View: 4702

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

Contraception and Abortion in Nineteenth-century America

Author: Janet Farrell Brodie

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801484339

Category: History

Page: 373

View: 7632

Drawing from a wide range of private and public sources, examines how American families gradually found access to taboo information and products for controlling the size of their families from the 1830s to the 1890s when a puritan backlash made most of it illegal. Emphasizes the importance of two shadowy networks, medical practitioners known as Thomsonians and water-curists, and iconoclastic freethinkers.

A Comparative Survey of the Laws on Abortion of Selected Countries

Author: Theresa Papademetriou

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781568062143


Page: 181

View: 6781

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, Doctors and the Law

Some Aspects of the Legal Regulation of Abortion in England from 1803 to 1982

Author: John Keown

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521894135

Category: Law

Page: 228

View: 2383

This book focusses on the evolution of the law and medical practice of abortion in England.

Contraception and Abortion from the Ancient World to the Renaissance

Author: John M. Riddle

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674168763

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 245

View: 6508

John Riddle uncovers the obscure history of contraception and abortifacients from ancient Egypt to the seventeenth century with forays into Victorian England. His findings will be useful to anyone interested in learning whether it was possible for premodern people to regulate their reproduction without resorting to the extremities of dangerous surgical abortions, the killing of infants, or the denial of biological urges.

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: 3423

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 Documentary and Reference Guide

Author: Melody Rose

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313340323

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

View: 4551

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

Perspectives on the Politics of Abortion

Author: Ted G. Jelen

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275952259

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 9035

Six contributions from a conference held at Illinois Benedictine College in 1993 delve beyond the hysteria that surrounds abortion and look at such issues as the sources and consequences of public attitudes toward abortion, the Catholic Church as a political actor, and the Constitutional underpinnin