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The Resource Rethinking abortion : equal choice, the Constitution, and reproductive politics, Mark A. Graber

Rethinking abortion : equal choice, the Constitution, and reproductive politics, Mark A. Graber

Label
Rethinking abortion : equal choice, the Constitution, and reproductive politics
Title
Rethinking abortion
Title remainder
equal choice, the Constitution, and reproductive politics
Statement of responsibility
Mark A. Graber
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Mark Graber looks at the history of abortion law in action to argue that the only defensible, constitutional approach to the issue is to afford all women equal choice - abortion should remain legal or bans should be strictly enforced. Steering away from metaphysical critiques of privacy, Graber compares the philosophical, constitutional, and democratic merits of the two systems of abortion regulation witnessed in the twentieth-century: pre-Roe v. Wade statutory prohibitions on abortion and Roe's ban on significant state interference with the market for safe abortion services. He demonstrates that before Roe, pro-life measures were selectively and erratically administered, thereby subverting our constitutional commitment to equal justice. Claiming that these measures would be similarly administered if reinstated, the author seeks to increase support for keeping abortion legal, even among those who have reservations about its morality. Abortion should remain legal, Graber argues, because statutory bans on abortion have a history of being enforced in ways that intentionally discriminate against poor persons and persons of color. In the years before Roe, the same law enforcement officials who routinely ignored and sometimes assisted those physicians seeking to terminate pregnancies for their private patients too often prevented competent abortionists from offering the same services to the general public. This double standard violated the fundamental human and constitutional right of equal justice under law, a right that has powerful roots in the American political tradition and that remains a major concern of the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Graber, Mark A
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ767.5.U5
LC item number
G734 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abortion
  • Abortion
  • Abortion
Label
Rethinking abortion : equal choice, the Constitution, and reproductive politics, Mark A. Graber
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-236) and indexes
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
33164306
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 244 pages
Isbn
9780691011424
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95025448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Rethinking abortion : equal choice, the Constitution, and reproductive politics, Mark A. Graber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-236) and indexes
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
33164306
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 244 pages
Isbn
9780691011424
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95025448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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