Creating Choice: A Community Responds to the Need for Abortion and Birth Control, 1961-1973

Creating Choice: A Community Responds to the Need for Abortion and Birth Control, 1961-1973

by D. Cline


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Before Roe v. Wade, somewhere between one and two million illegal abortions were performed every year in the United States. Illegal abortion affected millions of women and their families, yet their stories remain hidden. In Creating Choice , citizens of one community in Western Massachusetts' Pioneer Valley break that silence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403968142
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 02/08/2008
Series: Palgrave Studies in Oral History
Edition description: 2006
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

DAVID P. CLINE is currently a Research Assistant at the Southern Oral History Programme at the Centre for the Study of the American South, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, USA. He was an editor of the Alternative Travel Directory (Transitions Abroad Publishing) and his articles and book reviews have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, Utne Reader, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews and in other national periodicals.

Table of Contents

Series Editors Forward Preface by Dr. Joyce Berkman and Dr. Susan Tracy Introduction: The Women: Survivors of Illegal Abortions Elizabeth Myer Robin Dizard Jean Baxter Carol C. Wall Meredith Michaels Susan Tracy Providers of Reproductive Health Care: Doctors, Health Educators, and Illegal Abortionists Dr. Merrit Garland, Jr.. Dr. Sam Topal Dr. Robert Gage . Jane Zapka Lawrence Siddall Lorraine Florio The Clergy and Their Allies: Clergy and Affiliated Lay Abortion Counselors Reverend Richard Unsworth Reverend Samuel M. Johnson Reverend Franklin A. Dorman Rabbi Yechiael Lander Elaine Fraser Ruth Fessenden The Feminists: Feminist Lay Abortion Counselors Amherst Women's Liberation's Abortion and Birth Control Group Springfield Women's Health Counseling The Connectors: Uniting Medical Care, Activism and Feminism Merry Boone Ellen Story Leslie Tarr Laurie Acknowledgements Endnotes Bibliography Index

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