Dispatches from the Abortion Wars: The Costs of Fanaticism to Doctors, Patients, and the Rest of Us (Paperback)

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In an America where abortion has been legal for 35 years, and 53% of its citizens consider themselves pro-choice, access to abortion can be surprisingly difficult if not impossible. Here, Joffe explores the cultural, political, and economic forces that conspire to block or deny women seeking care and doctors seeking to provide it.

About the Author


Carole Joffe is a professor at the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at the University of California-San Francisco, and a professor emerita of sociology at the University of California-Davis. She is the author of several other books, including "Doctors of Conscience."

Praise For…


 
“No one knows more about reproductive rights in the United States than Carole Joffe. This indispensable book . . . is both harrowing and galvanizing.”—Michelle Goldberg, author of The Means of Reproduction
 
“Terrific—clear, terse, and full of things you need to know.”Katha Pollitt, author of Virginity or Death!
 
“Riveting. Joffe’s insights into popular culture, alongside her analysis of the recent barrage of ballot initiatives, are spot on in explaining the growth of negative attitudes about abortion.”—Eleanor J. Bader, Feminist Review
 
“Instructive and memorable.”—Emily Bazelon, Slate

Product Details
ISBN: 9780807001288
ISBN-10: 0807001287
Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)
Publication Date: January 4th, 2011
Pages: 196
Language: English