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Dispatches from the Abortion Wars

The Costs of Fanaticism to Doctors, Patients, and the Rest of Us

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Dispatches from the Abortion Wars by Carole Joffe
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In an America where abortion has been legal for thirty-five years, and 53% of its citizens consider themselves pro-choice (Gallup, 2008), access to abortion can be surprisingly difficult if not impossible: even in cases of rape, imminent threat to the mother's life, or complicated miscarriage-and even with a willing doctor. In Dispatches from the Abortion Wars, Joffe explores the cultural, political, and economic forces that conspire to block or deny women seeking care and doctors seeking to provide it.

Author Biography

Carole Joffe is a professor at the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at the University of California-San Francisco, and a professor emerita of sociology at the University of California-Davis. She is the author of several other books, including "Doctors of Conscience." "From the Trade Paperback edition."
Release date Australia
January 11th, 2010
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Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Beacon Press
Pages
208
Dimensions
140x216x28
ISBN-13
9780807035023
Product ID
3429400

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