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The Resource Doctors of conscience : the struggle to provide abortion before and after Roe v. Wade, Carole Joffe

Doctors of conscience : the struggle to provide abortion before and after Roe v. Wade, Carole Joffe

Label
Doctors of conscience : the struggle to provide abortion before and after Roe v. Wade
Title
Doctors of conscience
Title remainder
the struggle to provide abortion before and after Roe v. Wade
Statement of responsibility
Carole Joffe
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The battle for legal abortion in the United States may have been won, but access to safe medical abortions is rapidly narrowing. Some 84 percent of all U.S. counties are now without abortion facilities, and the situation is growing worse. How are we to explain the crisis of abortion access? In Doctors of Conscience, Carole Joffe argues that in addition to the violence and disruption of the anti-abortion movement, the medical community itself must share the blame. Joffe traces the ways mainstream medicine has marginalized abortion even after Roe vs. Wade, by failing to establish needed training and services and by stigmatizing and penalizing doctors who perform abortions. The costs have been high - not only for women with unwanted pregnancies, but also for doctors committed to providing safe medical abortions. Based on in-depth interviews with forty-five physicians who have provided or facilitated abortions, Doctors of Conscience recalls the days before Roe, when emergency rooms were filled with women maimed and infected by botched abortions. Witnessing the desperation of women seeking illegal abortions was a turning point in the careers of many of the doctors interviewed. After Roe, they continued to be haunted by their experiences
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Joffe, Carole E
Dewey number
363.4/6
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ767.15
LC item number
.J64 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
HQ767.15 J64 1995
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abortion
  • Abortion
  • Physicians
  • Aborto
  • Médicos
  • Abortion
  • Abortion
  • Physicians
  • United States
  • Avortement
  • Médecins
  • Abortion, Induced
  • Ethics, Medical
  • Physician-Patient Relations
Label
Doctors of conscience : the struggle to provide abortion before and after Roe v. Wade, Carole Joffe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-242) 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
Contents
1. "I've Been Lucky to Have Been Part of This": Jane Hodgson and the Unending Struggle for Legal Abortion -- 2. U.S. Medicine and the Marginalization of Abortion -- 3. "The Lengths to Which Women Would Go": Encountering Abortion before Roe -- 4. "I Was Doing It for Reasons of Conscience": Providing Illegal Abortions -- 5. "I Wanted to Do Something about Abortion": Facilitating Abortions before Roe -- 6. "Getting Your Hands Dirty": The Practice of Legal Abortion -- 7. Assuring a Future for Legal Abortion
Control code
ocm32235770
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 250 pages
Isbn
9780807021002
Lccn
95011851
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o32235770
  • (OCoLC)32235770
Label
Doctors of conscience : the struggle to provide abortion before and after Roe v. Wade, Carole Joffe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-242) 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
Contents
1. "I've Been Lucky to Have Been Part of This": Jane Hodgson and the Unending Struggle for Legal Abortion -- 2. U.S. Medicine and the Marginalization of Abortion -- 3. "The Lengths to Which Women Would Go": Encountering Abortion before Roe -- 4. "I Was Doing It for Reasons of Conscience": Providing Illegal Abortions -- 5. "I Wanted to Do Something about Abortion": Facilitating Abortions before Roe -- 6. "Getting Your Hands Dirty": The Practice of Legal Abortion -- 7. Assuring a Future for Legal Abortion
Control code
ocm32235770
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 250 pages
Isbn
9780807021002
Lccn
95011851
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o32235770
  • (OCoLC)32235770

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