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The Resource Dispatches from the abortion wars : the costs of fanaticism to doctors, patients, and the rest of us, Carole Joffe

Dispatches from the abortion wars : the costs of fanaticism to doctors, patients, and the rest of us, Carole Joffe

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Dispatches from the abortion wars : the costs of fanaticism to doctors, patients, and the rest of us
Title
Dispatches from the abortion wars
Title remainder
the costs of fanaticism to doctors, patients, and the rest of us
Statement of responsibility
Carole Joffe
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: Surprising firsthand accounts from the front lines of abortion provision [?] reveal the persistent cultural, political, and economic hurdles to access. More than thirty-five years after women won the right to legal abortion, stories of limited access to abortion are still familiar; yet most people have little idea of just how inaccessible it has become. While a majority of Americans support safe and legal abortion, the pervasive stigma-cultivated by the religious right-continues to shame women and marginalize abortion providers in their own professional communities. Reproductive-health researcher Carole Joffe has studied abortion provision for more than thirty years. In Dispatches from the Abortion Wars, she relays on-the-ground stories of doctors grappling with the obstacles of providing abortion care for their patients: from skirting draconian state regulations to negotiating with intransigent insurance companies or having to beg superiors for the right to perform medically necessary abortions in-hospital. Joffe brings these examples to vivid life, reporting the lived experiences behind the polemics. Dispatches from the Abortion Wars also offers hope for real change, pointing the way to a more compassionate standard of women's health care-one that responds to the needs of the individual and trusts women to make their own moral choices
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
Dewey number
362.198/8800973
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ767.5.U5
LC item number
J64 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2010 B-004
  • HQ 767.5.U5
NLM item number
J64d 2009
Label
Dispatches from the abortion wars : the costs of fanaticism to doctors, patients, and the rest of us, Carole Joffe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 168-183) and index
Contents
Preface -- 1: Stigma of abortion -- 2: You need a community with you: becoming an abortion provider -- 3: Clinics: ground zero in the abortion wars -- 4: Regulating abortion -- 5: Hospital-based abortions: chaos, cruelty, and some accommodation -- 6: Abortion patients and the "two Americas" of reproductive health -- 7: Every woman is different: what good abortion care looks like -- 8: What kind of America do we want? -- Afterword: Abortion is a perfectly proper noun -- Postscript: Legacy of George Tiller -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
Control code
319126636
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 196 p.
Isbn
9780807035023
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009016538
Other control number
3047069
System control number
(Sirsi) o319126636
Label
Dispatches from the abortion wars : the costs of fanaticism to doctors, patients, and the rest of us, Carole Joffe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 168-183) and index
Contents
Preface -- 1: Stigma of abortion -- 2: You need a community with you: becoming an abortion provider -- 3: Clinics: ground zero in the abortion wars -- 4: Regulating abortion -- 5: Hospital-based abortions: chaos, cruelty, and some accommodation -- 6: Abortion patients and the "two Americas" of reproductive health -- 7: Every woman is different: what good abortion care looks like -- 8: What kind of America do we want? -- Afterword: Abortion is a perfectly proper noun -- Postscript: Legacy of George Tiller -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
Control code
319126636
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 196 p.
Isbn
9780807035023
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009016538
Other control number
3047069
System control number
(Sirsi) o319126636

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