The Search for An Abortionist

The Search for An Abortionist

The Classic Study of How American Women Coped With Unwanted Pregnancy Before Roe V. Wade

eBook - 2014
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This eye-opening look at the abortion process prior to the Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade decision of 1973 is now more relevant than ever, with a new introduction by the author revisiting history that is still salient half a century later In the years before Roe v. Wade , women seeking to end their unwanted pregnancies had limited options--many of them dangerous, even potentially fatal, and nearly all of them illegal. This groundbreaking work by sociologist Nancy Howell Lee, first published in 1969, takes an intimate look at the entire abortion process--from the initial decision to terminate a pregnancy through the procedure itself and the aftermath--providing an incomparable view of what is still one of the most controversial and divisive issues in America. Based on interviews with one hundred fourteen women who had illegal abortions, Howell Lee's book reveals how the abortions were procured and paid for, and looks at the lasting effects the experience had on the participants. The interviewees were open and honest about what influenced their decisions, how they conducted their search for someone to perform the procedure, and the physical and emotional aftereffects.
Publisher: New York : Open Road Integrated Media, 2014.
ISBN: 9781497620322
1497620325
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 online resource.

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