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The Resource Making women pay : the hidden costs of fetal rights, Rachel Roth

Making women pay : the hidden costs of fetal rights, Rachel Roth

Label
Making women pay : the hidden costs of fetal rights
Title
Making women pay
Title remainder
the hidden costs of fetal rights
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Roth
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Once backed primarily by anti-abortion activists, fetal fights claims are now promoted by a wide range of interest groups in American society. Government and corporate policies to define and enforce fetal rights have become commonplace. Not only pregnant women are affected by these developments, as all women are considered "potentially pregnant" for much of their lives
  • In her powerful and important book, Rachel Roth brings a new perspective to the debate over fetal rights. She clearly delineates the threat to women's equality posed by the new concept of "maternal-fetal conflict, " an idea central to the fetal rights movement in which women and fetuses are seen as having interests that are diametrically opposed
  • Roth begins by placing fetal rights politics in historical and comparative context and by tracing the emergence of the notion of fetal rights. Against a backdrop of gripping stories about actual women, she reviews the difficulties fetal rights claims create for women in the areas of employment, health care, and drug and alcohol regulation. She looks at court cases and state legislation over a period of two decades beginning in 1973, the year of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. Her exhaustive research shows how judicial decisions and public policies that grant fetuses rights tend to displace women as claimants, as recipients of needed services, and ultimately as citizens
  • When a corporation, medical authority', or the state asserts or accepts rights claims on behalf of a fetus, the usual justification involves improving the chance of a healthy birth. This strategy, Roth persuasively argues, is not necessary to achieve the goal of a healthy birth, is oftencounterproductive to it, and always undermines women's equal standing
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roth, Rachel
Index
index present
LC call number
KF481
LC item number
.R67 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fetus
  • Pregnant women
  • Prenatal influences
  • Women's rights
  • Conflict of interests
Label
Making women pay : the hidden costs of fetal rights, Rachel Roth
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42080389
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 246 pages
Isbn
9780801436079
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
99044982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Making women pay : the hidden costs of fetal rights, Rachel Roth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42080389
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 246 pages
Isbn
9780801436079
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
99044982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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