Search for an Abortionist: The Classic Study of How American Women Coped with Unwanted Pregnancy before Roe v. Wade (Forbidden Bookshelf)

Search for an Abortionist: The Classic Study of How American Women Coped with Unwanted Pregnancy before Roe v. Wade (Forbidden Bookshelf)

Nancy Howell Lee


This eye-opening examine the abortion procedure ahead of the excellent Court's landmark Roe v. Wade determination of 1973 is now extra correct than ever, with a brand new advent via the writer revisiting heritage that remains salient part a century later

In the years ahead of Roe v. Wade, girls trying to finish their undesirable pregnancies had constrained options—many of them harmful, even in all probability deadly, and the majority of them unlawful. This groundbreaking paintings via sociologist Nancy Howell Lee, first released in 1969, takes an intimate examine the whole abortion process—from the preliminary determination to terminate a being pregnant throughout the approach itself and the aftermath—providing an incomparable view of what's nonetheless essentially the most debatable and divisive concerns in the USA. in accordance with interviews with 100 fourteen ladies who had unlawful abortions, Howell Lee's booklet finds how the abortions have been procured and paid for, and appears on the lasting results the adventure had at the contributors. The interviewees have been open and sincere approximately what stimulated their judgements, how they performed their look for anyone to accomplish the technique, and the actual and emotional aftereffects. With many country governments throughout the United States at present passing new laws that restricts and, in lots of circumstances, successfully bans abortion, an eventual go back to the pre-Roe days threatens the wellbeing and fitness of thousands of ladies, making Nancy Howell Lee's pioneering learn extra appropriate than ever. it's a must-read for pro-choice and pro-life adherents alike.

Series edited via Mark Crispin Miller.

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