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The Resource Pro : reclaiming abortion rights, Katha Pollitt

Pro : reclaiming abortion rights, Katha Pollitt

Label
Pro : reclaiming abortion rights
Title
Pro
Title remainder
reclaiming abortion rights
Statement of responsibility
Katha Pollitt
Title variation
Reclaiming abortion rights
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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
  • "Forty years after the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, "abortion" is still a word that is said with outright hostility by many, despite the fact that one in three American women will have terminated at least one pregnancy by menopause. Even those who support a woman's right to an abortion often qualify their support by saying abortion is a "bad thing," an "agonizing decision," making the medical procedure so remote and radioactive that it takes it out of the world of the everyday, turning an act that is normal and necessary 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 urgent, controversial 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 Pro, 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. It is time, Pollitt argues, that we reclaim the lives and the rights of women and mothers."--Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pollitt, Katha
Dewey number
363.460973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ767.5.U5
LC item number
P65 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abortion
  • Abortion
  • Abortion
Label
Pro : reclaiming abortion rights, Katha Pollitt
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223113447008
  • 31223113446976
  • 31223113446992
  • 31223113446984
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-258)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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?
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780312620547
Lccn
2014017553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
883304714
Label
Pro : reclaiming abortion rights, Katha Pollitt
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223113447008
  • 31223113446976
  • 31223113446992
  • 31223113446984
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-258)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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?
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780312620547
Lccn
2014017553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
883304714

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