Abortion & the Politics of Motherhood

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by Kristin Luker

Non-fiction (U.S.), 324 pages
Publisher: University of California Press, August 4, 1985
ISBN-10: 0520055977
ISBN-13: 978-0520055971
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In this important study of the abortion controversy in the United States, Kristin Luker examines the issues, people, and beliefs on both sides of the abortion conflict. She draws data from twenty years of public documents and newspaper accounts, as well as over two hundred interviews with both pro-life and pro-choice activists. She argues that moral positions on abortion are intimately tied to views on sexual behavior, the care of children, family life, technology, and the importance of the individual.