The Resource When abortion was a crime : women, medicine, and law in the United States, 1867-1973, Leslie J. Reagan

When abortion was a crime : women, medicine, and law in the United States, 1867-1973, Leslie J. Reagan

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When abortion was a crime : women, medicine, and law in the United States, 1867-1973
Title
When abortion was a crime
Title remainder
women, medicine, and law in the United States, 1867-1973
Statement of responsibility
Leslie J. Reagan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the first book to examine the entire period during which abortion was illegal in the United States, beginning in the mid-nineteenth century and ending with Roe v. Wade in 1973. In her eloquent account, Leslie J. Reagan uncovers the secret history of abortion in America. Although illegal, millions of abortions were provided during these years to women of every class, race, and marital status. The experiences and perspectives of these women, along with their families, physicians, and midwives, are movingly portrayed in this prize-winning book. Reagan's analysis of previously untapped sources, including inquest records and trial transcripts, reveals the fragility of patient rights and raises provocative questions about the relationship between medicine and law
Additional physical form
A digital reproduction is available from E-Editions, a collaboration of the University of California Press and the California Digital Library's eScholarship program.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reagan, Leslie J
Dewey number
363.4/6/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ767.5.U5
LC item number
R378 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1997 D-085
  • W 867
NLM item number
R287w 1997
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abortion
  • Abortion services
  • Abortion
  • Abortion, Criminal
  • Abortion, Induced
  • Women's Health Services
  • Abortus provocatus
  • Sociale aspecten
  • Juridische aspecten
  • Medische aspecten
  • Avortement
  • Cliniques d'avortement
  • Avortement
  • Schwangerschaftsabbruch
  • Strafrecht
  • USA
Label
When abortion was a crime : women, medicine, and law in the United States, 1867-1973, Leslie J. Reagan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-366) and index
Contents
An open secret -- Private practices -- Antiabortion campaigns, private and public -- Interrogations and investigations -- Expansion and specialization -- Raids and rules -- Repercussions -- Radicalization and reform
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 387 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)984519930
Label
When abortion was a crime : women, medicine, and law in the United States, 1867-1973, Leslie J. Reagan
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-366) and index
Contents
An open secret -- Private practices -- Antiabortion campaigns, private and public -- Interrogations and investigations -- Expansion and specialization -- Raids and rules -- Repercussions -- Radicalization and reform
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 387 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)984519930

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