Roe v. Wade: The Abortion Rights Controversy in American History / Edition 1 by N. E. H. Hull, Peter Charles Hoffer | | 9780700611430 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Roe v. Wade: The Abortion Rights Controversy in American History / Edition 1

Roe v. Wade: The Abortion Rights Controversy in American History / Edition 1

by N. E. H. Hull, Peter Charles Hoffer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0700611436

ISBN-13: 9780700611430

Pub. Date: 09/28/2001

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

Few Supreme Court decisions have stirred up as much controversy, vitriolic debate, and even violence as the one delivered in Roe v. Wade in 1973. Four decades later, it remains a touchstone for the culture wars in the United States and a pivot upon which much of our politics turns.

The second edition of this best-selling book adds two new chapters covering

Overview

Few Supreme Court decisions have stirred up as much controversy, vitriolic debate, and even violence as the one delivered in Roe v. Wade in 1973. Four decades later, it remains a touchstone for the culture wars in the United States and a pivot upon which much of our politics turns.

The second edition of this best-selling book adds two new chapters covering abortion politics and legal battles in the post-9/11 era, along with a new preface and a much-revised epilogue and conclusion. The new material covers the surprising results from recent public opinion polls; the impact of the presidential elections of George W. Bush and Barack Obama; Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Samuel Alito, and Sonia Sotomayor; two major 5-4 Supreme Court decisions-Gonzales v. Planned Parenthood and Gonzales v. Carhart-that confirmed the constitutionality of the "Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act"; the murder of abortion provider George Tiller by Scott Roeder and the latter's trial and conviction; and the appearance of the abortion issue in the debate over health care reform legislation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700611430
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Series:
Landmark Law Cases and American Society Series
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
5.55(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Edition ix

Editors' Preface xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction 1

1 Abortion Becomes a Crime, 1800-1900 11

2 Abortion and Birth Control, 1900-1965 49

3 From Repression to Reform, the Road to Roe, 1960-1970 89

4 The Decision in Roe, 1971-1973 135

5 Roe Under Siege, 1973-1988 180

6 The Two Roes, 1989-1992 225

7 Roe in the Clinton Years, 1993-2000 259

8 The Abortion Rights Controversy in the Bush Era 272

9 The Roberts Court Confronts Abortion 294

Epilogue: Choices-The Election of 2008 and Beyond 321

Conclusion: The Never-Ending Story 334

Chronology 341

Bibliographical Essay 347

Index 359

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