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The Resource Pro : reclaiming abortion rights, Katha Pollitt

Pro : reclaiming abortion rights, Katha Pollitt

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Pro : reclaiming abortion rights
Title
Pro
Title remainder
reclaiming abortion rights
Statement of responsibility
Katha Pollitt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Forty years after the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, "abortion" is still a word that is said with outright hostility or vague discomfort by many, this despite the fact that one in three American women will have terminated at least one pregnancy by the time they reach menopause. Even those who support a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy often qualify their support by saying abortion is a "bad thing," an "agonizing decision," thereby placing the medical procedure on a pedestal so remote and radioactive that it takes it out of the world of the everyday, turning an act that is often necessary, and often welcomed, into something shameful and secretive. Meanwhile with each passing day the rights upheld by the Supreme Court are being systematically eroded by state laws designed to end abortion outright. In this controversial and necessary book, Katha Pollitt reframes abortion as a common part of a woman's reproductive life, one that should be accepted as a moral right with positive social implications. In clear, concise arguments, Pollitt takes on the personhood argument, reaffirms the priority of a woman's life and health, and discusses why terminating a pregnancy can be a force for good for women, families, and society. By whole-heartedly defending abortion rights, Pollitt argues, we reclaim the lives and the rights of women and mothers,"--back cover
Summary
Argues that abortion is a common part of a woman's reproductive life and should not be vilified, but instead accepted as a moral right that can be a force for social good
Tone
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2014
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10360597
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Pollitt, Katha
Dewey number
363.460973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ767.5.U5
LC item number
P57 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Abortion
  • Abortion
  • Abortion
Target audience
adult
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reclaiming abortion rights
Label
Pro : reclaiming abortion rights, Katha Pollitt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reclaiming abortion -- What do Americans think about abortion? -- What is a person? -- Are women people? -- Six myths about abortion -- What do they really oppose? -- Can there be a compromise?
Control code
20272901
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780312620547
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014017553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Pro : reclaiming abortion rights, Katha Pollitt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reclaiming abortion -- What do Americans think about abortion? -- What is a person? -- Are women people? -- Six myths about abortion -- What do they really oppose? -- Can there be a compromise?
Control code
20272901
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780312620547
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014017553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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