The Abortion Debate in the United States and Canada

The Abortion Debate in the United States and Canada
Author: Maureen Muldoon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-03-20
ISBN: 1317943554
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Abortion Debate in the United States and Canada Book Excerpt:

First published in 1991. Over the last twenty-five years or so, the debate on abortion has not moved any closer to resolution in either the United States or Canada. The courts, the legislatures, the pulpits, the classrooms, the hospitals and clinics and the media have provided the forums for this on-going struggle. Two groups of activists have dominated the debate. The opponents of abortion, who are referred to as anti-abortion or pro-life, advocate restrictive policies on abortion while the pro-choice groups direct their attempts to creating a permissive policy that allows a woman to make her own decision. The anti-abortion advocates and the pro-choice advocates alike have learned the skills and developed the strategies to advance their own positions. Whatever legal and public policy gains are made by one side are often countered by moves from their opponents. There is available a vast amount of material related to the topic of abortion. From the extensive and diverse literature, this book draws a collection of relevant materials primarily representing aspects of the sociological, philosophical, religious and legal aspects of the abortion issue. Its purpose is to serve as a source bode for those interested in seeing how the abortion debate has been conducted within the recent past. The book also serves as a reference work for further study.

The Politics of Abortion in the United States and Canada A Comparative Study

The Politics of Abortion in the United States and Canada  A Comparative Study
Author: Raymond Tatalovich
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-05-20
ISBN: 131745538X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Abortion in the United States and Canada A Comparative Study Book Excerpt:

A cross-cultural analysis of the abortion issue in the United States and Canada. The book focuses on: the judicial, legislative and executive branches; public opinion and interest groups; federal agencies; and the roles of subnational authorities and the health care sectors.

Abortion Politics in the United States and Canada

Abortion Politics in the United States and Canada
Author: Ted G. Jelen,Marthe A. Chandler
Publsiher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger
Total Pages: 223
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Abortion Politics in the United States and Canada Book Excerpt:

This edited collection examines various aspects of the explosive abortion issue in the United States and Canada. In both countries, decisions of the national supreme court have made access to legal abortion easier than had previously been the case. This volume looks at the aftermath of Roe v. Wade in the U.S. and Morgantaler v. Regina in Canada. Individual chapters deal with the rhetoric of public discourse, public opinion at the mass level, political reasoning on the part of religious and pro-life activists, and the role of religion in political socialization on the abortion issue. Methodologically, the volume includes survey research, content analysis, participant observation, and political theory. The list of contributors includes some of the leading political scientists and sociologists working in the field.

The Government Taketh Away

The Government Taketh Away
Author: Leslie A. Pal,R. Kent Weaver
Publsiher: Georgetown University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2003-04-01
ISBN: 9781589014459
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Government Taketh Away Book Excerpt:

Democratic government is about making choices. Sometimes those choices involve the distribution of benefits. At other times they involve the imposition of some type of loss—a program cut, increased taxes, or new regulatory standards. Citizens will resist such impositions if they can, or will try to punish governments at election time. The dynamics of loss imposition are therefore a universal—if unpleasant—element of democratic governance. The Government Taketh Away examines the repercussions of unpopular government decisions in Canada and the United States, the two great democratic nations of North America. Pal, Weaver, and their contributors compare the capacities of the U.S. presidential system and the Canadian Westminster system to impose different types of losses: symbolic losses (gun control and abortion), geographically concentrated losses (military base closings and nuclear waste disposal), geographically dispersed losses (cuts to pensions and to health care), and losses imposed on business (telecommunications deregulation and tobacco control). Theory holds that Westminster-style systems should, all things being equal, have a comparative advantage in loss imposition because they concentrate power and authority, though this can make it easier to pin blame on politicians too. The empirical findings of the cases in this book paint a more complex picture. Westminster systems do appear to have some robust abilities to impose losses, and US institutions provide more opportunities for loss-avoiders to resist government policy in some sectors. But in most sectors, outcomes in the two countries are strikingly similar. The Government Taketh Away is essential for the scholar and students of public policy or comparative policy. It is also an important book for the average citizen who wants to know more about the complexities of living in a democratic society where the government can give-but how it can also, sometimes painfully, "taketh away."

Abortion Politics

Abortion Politics
Author: Marianne Githens,Dorothy McBride Stetson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2013-10-08
ISBN: 1136660224
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Abortion Politics Book Excerpt:

Abortion Politics: Public Policy in Cross Cultural Perspective focuses on current abortion policy and practice in the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan and aims to provide a comprehensive, stimulating and balanced picture of current abortion policy in a cross-cultural perspective. The contributors deal with comparative abortion policy including recent developments in Ireland, Germany and Eastern Europe.

A Love for Life

A Love for Life
Author: Dennis R. Di Mauro
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2008-06-20
ISBN: 1498274560
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Love for Life Book Excerpt:

Is abortion ethical? The answer to this question is often obscured by rhetoric, slogans, and politics. And the media message on abortion is often of little help. When the typical American opens up her morning newspaper, she sees the topic debated between pro-lifers and pro-choicers but receives little information that could help her make an informed moral decision. And as she reads further about the subject, it seems that the Christian church, often an ethical guide in many of her decisions, is of no use to her. Sadly, she is told that the church is just as divided as the rest of society on the topic. So our average American is left to fend for herself. She must somehow decide the right answer with little guidance from society, from the church, or even from God himself. But is our average American really without guidance? Has she gotten all the information she needs about abortion, or has she received only the five-second sound bite that leaves her as confused as she was before she heard about the abortion debate? And has God been silent on the abortion question? Has the church really shown a diversity of opinion on the sanctity of life? A Love for Life will provide Christians with the biblical and historical information that they need to make an informed decision on the abortion question. It will also take a critical and biblically-based look at the arguments and theologies of today's most prominent pro-choice clergy. And it will determine if abortion really fulfills the will of God, as many pro-choice Christians believe, or whether abortion is a clearly sinful act. In short, readers of A Love for Life will discover the real message of the church on abortion.

Abortion

Abortion
Author: Lloyd H. Steffen
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2010-06-01
ISBN: 1608996921
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Devotions and Desires

Devotions and Desires
Author: Gillian Frank,Bethany Moreton,Heather R. White
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN: 1469636271
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Devotions and Desires Book Excerpt:

At a moment when "freedom of religion" rhetoric fuels public debate, it is easy to assume that sex and religion have faced each other in pitched battle throughout modern U.S. history. Yet, by tracking the nation's changing religious and sexual landscapes over the twentieth century, this book challenges that zero-sum account of sexuality locked in a struggle with religion. It shows that religion played a central role in the history of sexuality in the United States, shaping sexual politics, communities, and identities. At the same time, sexuality has left lipstick traces on American religious history. From polyamory to pornography, from birth control to the AIDS epidemic, this book follows religious faiths and practices across a range of sacred spaces: rabbinical seminaries, African American missions, Catholic schools, pagan communes, the YWCA, and much more. What emerges is the shared story of religion and sexuality and how both became wedded to American culture and politics. The volume, framed by a provocative introduction by Gillian Frank, Bethany Moreton, and Heather R. White and a compelling afterword by John D'Emilio, features essays by Rebecca T. Alpert and Jacob J. Staub, Rebecca L. Davis, Lynne Gerber, Andrea R. Jain, Kathi Kern, Rachel Kranson, James P. McCartin, Samira K. Mehta, Daniel Rivers, Whitney Strub, Aiko Takeuchi-Demirci, Judith Weisenfeld, and Neil J. Young.

Law Gender and Injustice

Law  Gender  and Injustice
Author: Joan Hoff
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 580
Release: 1994-04-01
ISBN: 0814744869
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Law Gender and Injustice Book Excerpt:

In this widely acclaimed landmark study, Joan Hoff illustrates how women remain second- class citizens under the current legal system and questions whether the continued pursuit of equality based on a one-size-fits-all vision of traditional individual rights is really what will most improve conditions for women in America as they prepare for the twenty-first century. Concluding that equality based on liberal male ideology is no longer an adequate framework for improving women's legal status, Hoff's highly original and incisive volume calls for a demystification of legal doctrine and a reinterpretation of legal texts (including the Constitution) to create a feminist jurisprudence.

National Library of Medicine Current Catalog

National Library of Medicine Current Catalog
Author: National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medicine
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Changing Women Changing History

Changing Women  Changing History
Author: Diana Pederson
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 270
Release: 1996-10-15
ISBN: 077357400X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Changing Women Changing History Book Excerpt:

Changing Women, Changing History is a bibliographic guide to the scholarship, both English and French, on Canadian's women's history. Organized under broad subject headings, and accompanied by author and subject indices it is accessible and comprehensive.

Roe V Morgentaler

Roe V  Morgentaler
Author: Julia Thomson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Abortion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Changing Voice of the Anti Abortion Movement

The Changing Voice of the Anti Abortion Movement
Author: Paul Saurette,Kelly Gordon
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2016-04-06
ISBN: 1442668768
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Changing Voice of the Anti Abortion Movement Book Excerpt:

When journalists, academics, and politicians describe the North American anti-abortion movement, they often describe a campaign that is male-dominated, aggressive, and even violent in its tactics, religious in motivation, anti-women in tone, and fetal-centric in arguments and rhetoric. Are they correct? In The Changing Voice of the Anti-Abortion Movement, Paul Saurette and Kelly Gordon suggest that the reality is far more complicated, particularly in Canada. Today, anti-abortion activism increasingly presents itself as “pro-women”: using female spokespersons, adopting medical and scientific language to claim that abortion harms women, and employing a wide range of more subtle framing and narrative rhetorical tactics that use traditionally progressive themes to present the anti-abortion position as more feminist than pro-choice feminism. Following a succinct but comprehensive overview of the two-hundred year history of North American debate and legislation on abortion, Saurette and Gordon present the results of their systematic, five-year quantitative and qualitative discourse analysis, supplemented by extensive first-person observations, and outline the implications that flow from these findings. Their discoveries are a challenge to our current assumptions about the abortion debate today, and their conclusions will be compelling for both scholars and activists alike.

Abortion from the Religious and Moral Perspective

Abortion from the Religious and Moral Perspective
Author: George F. Johnston
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780313314025
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Abortion from the Religious and Moral Perspective Book Excerpt:

For approximately three decades, the abortion debate has polarized America. This comprehensive volume includes bibliographic citations that address the moral and religious aspects of abortion. It covers such topics as the various arguments both for and against abortion, the status of the fetus, and overviews of several religions' stances on abortion. Citations also include references on how Christianity has influenced abortion politics and law, discussions of Operation Rescue, and official statements on abortion by religious organizations.

Postwar America

Postwar America
Author: James Ciment
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 2008
Release: 2015-03-26
ISBN: 1317462351
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postwar America Book Excerpt:

From the outbreak of the Cold War to the rise of the United States as the last remaining superpower, the years following World War II were filled with momentous events and rapid change. Diplomatically, economically, politically, and culturally, the United States became a major influence around the globe. On the domestic front, this period witnessed some of the most turbulent and prosperous years in American history. "Postwar America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History" provides detailed coverage of all the remarkable developments within the United States during this period, as well as their dramatic impact on the rest of the world. A-Z entries address specific persons, groups, concepts, events, geographical locations, organizations, and cultural and technological phenomena. Sidebars highlight primary source materials, items of special interest, statistical data, and other information; and Cultural Landmark entries chronologically detail the music, literature, arts, and cultural history of the era. Bibliographies covering literature from the postwar era and about the era are also included, as are illustrations and specialized indexes.

The Abortion Controversy in Canada and the United States

The Abortion Controversy in Canada and the United States
Author: Raymond Tatalovich
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 39
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Abortion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Current Catalog

Current Catalog
Author: National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medicine
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Current Catalog Book Excerpt:

First multi-year cumulation covers six years: 1965-70.

Just Watch Us

Just Watch Us
Author: Christabelle Sethna,Steve Hewitt
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-03-21
ISBN: 0773553665
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Just Watch Us Book Excerpt:

From the late 1960s to the mid-1980s, in the midst of the Cold War and second-wave feminism, the RCMP security service – prompted by fears of left-wing and communist subversion – monitored and infiltrated the women’s liberation movement in Canada and Quebec. Just Watch Us investigates why and how this movement was targeted, weighing carefully the presumed threat its left-wing ties presented to the Canadian government against the defiant challenge its campaign for gender equality posed to Canadian society. Based on a close reading of thousands of pages of RCMP documents declassified under Canada’s Access to Information Act and the corresponding Privacy Act, Just Watch Us demonstrates that the security service’s longstanding anti-Communist focus distorted its threat assessment of feminist organizing. Combining gender analysis and critical approaches to state surveillance, Christabelle Sethna and Steve Hewitt consider the machinations of the RCMP, including its bureaucratic evolution, intelligence-gathering operations, and impact, as well as the evolution of the women’s liberation movement from its broad transnational influences to its elusive quest for unity among women across lines of ideology and identity. Significantly, the authors also grapple with the historiographical, methodological, and ethical difficulties of working with declassified security documents and sensitive information. A sharp-eyed inquiry into spy policies and tactics in Cold War Canada, Just Watch Us speaks to the serious political implications of state surveillance for social justice activism in liberal democracies.

Vital Signs

Vital Signs
Author: Milton J. Coalter,John M. Mulder,Louis B. Weeks
Publsiher: FaithWalk Publishing
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780972419604
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vital Signs Book Excerpt:

Three noted historical theologians and a team of researchers study the reasons for the decline of the mainline denominations and then use that research to guide pastors, leaders and church members in finding new ways to grow both spiritually and in numbers.

Politics of Abortion and Birth Control in Historical Perspective

Politics of Abortion and Birth Control in Historical Perspective
Author: Donald T. Critchlow
Publsiher: Penn State Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010-11-01
ISBN: 9780271044859
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Politics of Abortion and Birth Control in Historical Perspective Book Excerpt: