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Jane Against the World: Roe v. Wade and the Fight for Reproductive Rights

Jane Against the World: Roe v. Wade and the Fight for Reproductive Rights

by Karen Blumenthal

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A riveting look at the extraordinary and tumultuous history of abortion rights in the United States from the 19th century to the landmark case of Roe v. Wade, by award-winning author and journalist Karen Blumenthal.

Tracing the path to the pivotal decision in Roe v. Wade and the continuing battle for women's rights, Blumenthal examines, in a straightforward tone, the root causes of the current debate around abortion and its repercussions that have rippled through generations of American women.

This urgent book is the perfect tool to facilitate discussion and awareness of a topic that affects each and every person in the United States.

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ISBN-13: 9781626721661
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication date: 02/25/2020
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 774,690
File size: 71 MB
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Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Karen Blumenthal (1959-2020) was a financial journalist and editor whose career included five years with The Dallas Morning News and twenty-five with The Wall Street Journal—where her work helped earn the paper a Pulitzer Prize for its breaking news coverage of the September 11, 2001 attacks—before becoming an award-winning children’s non-fiction book writer.

Three of her books, Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Woman Living History, Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different, and Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition, were finalists for the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award.

Karen was also the author of Six Days in October: The Stock Market Crash of 1929 (named a Sibert Honor Book), Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX (winner of the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award), Tommy: The Gun That Changed America, Bonnie and Clyde: The Making of a Legend, and Jane Against the World: Roe v. Wade and the Fight for Reproductive Rights.

Table of Contents

Prologue Jane 3

Part I Restrictions 8

Madame Restell 11

Margaret Sanger 29

A Crime 39

Sherri Chessen 53

Estelle Griswold 63

Part II Reform 78

Clergy 81

Right to Life 93

Repeal 107

Courts 125

Jane Roe 139

Jane Hodgson 149

Federal Court 157

Jane 165

Part III Roe v. Wade 176

Appeal 179

Briefs 189

Oyez, Oyez, Oyez 201

Deliberations 217

Roe, Again 235

Opinions 245

The Decision 257

Part IV After Roe 272

Politics 275

The Supreme Court, Again 279

Pushback 293

Restrictions 301

Epilogue 311

Glossary of Legal and Medical Terms 321

Timeline 325

Significant Supreme Court Cases on Abortion and Reproductive Rights 329

Acknowledgments 333

Bibliography 335

Notes 347

Photo Credits 369

Index 371

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