Dispatches from the Abortion Wars

Dispatches from the Abortion Wars

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Surprising firsthand accounts from the front lines of abortion provision reveal the persistent cultural, political, and economic hurdles to access More than thirty-five years after women won the right to legal abortion, most people do not realize how inaccessible it has become. In these pages, reproductive-health researcher Carole Joffe shows how a pervasive stigmaa€”cultivated by the religious righta€”operates to maintain barriers to access by shaming women and marginalizing abortion providers. Through compelling testimony from doctors, health-care workers, and patients, Joffe reports the lived experiences behind the polemics, while also offering hope for a more compassionate standard of womena€™s health care. From the Trade Paperback edition.The Costs of Fanaticism to Doctors, Patients, and the Rest of Us Carole Joffe ... For health professionals who work in abortion care, performing abortions is first and foremost a medical act, one tobe ... as an afterthought, Shorethen asked the teenager how many bathrooms there werein her house and who else would beanbsp;...

Title:Dispatches from the Abortion Wars
Author:Carole Joffe
Publisher:Beacon Press - 2010-01-01


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