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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

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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
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Subject
Genre
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
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JSTOR
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Roth, Rachel
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fetus
  • Pregnant women
  • Prenatal influences
  • Women's rights
  • Conflict of interests
  • Fœtus
  • Femmes enceintes
  • Influence prénatale
  • Femmes
  • Conflits d'intérêts
  • MEDICAL
  • Conflict of interests
  • Fetus
  • Pregnant women
  • Prenatal influences
  • Women's rights
  • United States
  • Ongeboren leven
  • Moeders
  • Recht op leven
  • Belangenafweging
  • Schwangere
  • Psychosoziale Situation
  • Rechtsstellung
  • USA
  • Women's rights
  • Pregnant women
  • Fetus
  • Fetus
  • Pregnancy Outcome
  • Women's Health
  • Women's Rights
  • United States
Label
Making women pay : the hidden costs of fetal rights, Rachel Roth
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-229) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How women pay for fetal rights -- Backlash and continuity: The political trajectory of fetal rights -- Fighting fetal protection policies: Women and corporate risk management I -- Overcoming discrimination: Women and corporate risk management II -- "No less than ravishment": Forcing medical intervention on pregnant women -- Behaving badly: Punishing women for conduct during pregnancy -- The costs of inequality
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on1046086337
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 246 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501718656
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv3ph4xw
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1046086337
Label
Making women pay : the hidden costs of fetal rights, Rachel Roth
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-229) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How women pay for fetal rights -- Backlash and continuity: The political trajectory of fetal rights -- Fighting fetal protection policies: Women and corporate risk management I -- Overcoming discrimination: Women and corporate risk management II -- "No less than ravishment": Forcing medical intervention on pregnant women -- Behaving badly: Punishing women for conduct during pregnancy -- The costs of inequality
Control code
on1046086337
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 246 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501718656
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv3ph4xw
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1046086337

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