Before Roe V. Wade: Voices That Shaped the Abortion Debate Before the Supreme Court's Ruling

Before Roe V Wade Voices That Shaped the Abortion Debate Before the Supreme Court s Ruling The definitive book on Roe v Wade by a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Perhaps no other court case in history has been discussed as much as Roe v Wade Now for the first time Before Roe v Wade pres

  • Title: Before Roe V. Wade: Voices That Shaped the Abortion Debate Before the Supreme Court's Ruling
  • Author: Linda Greenhouse Reva Siegel
  • ISBN: 9781607148036
  • Page: 186
  • Format: None
  • The definitive book on Roe v Wade by a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist.Perhaps no other court case in history has been discussed as much as Roe v Wade Now, for the first time, Before Roe v Wade presents the most important documents concerning the case, collected in a single volume, in order to shed light on what this infamous case has come to mean in our societThe definitive book on Roe v Wade by a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist.Perhaps no other court case in history has been discussed as much as Roe v Wade Now, for the first time, Before Roe v Wade presents the most important documents concerning the case, collected in a single volume, in order to shed light on what this infamous case has come to mean in our society.In this ground breaking book, Linda Greenhouse, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who covered the Supreme Court for 30 years for The New York Times, and Reva Siegel, a Yale law professor, collect the most significant briefs that were presented to the Supreme Court, as well as important documents from the period leading up to the decision, and from the immediate aftermath The book gives readers a better understanding of the context in which the Court decided the case, who the lawyers were presenting the briefs, and what their arguments focused on The material collected for this book will reveal that the story of Roe v Wade is multi dimensional than is commonly understood today.

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    1. Before Roe v. Wade (Paperback) by Linda Greenhouse from the librarypt. I. Reform, repeal, religion and reaction. Reform : Letter to the society for humane abortion ; "Rush" procedure for going to Japan ; The lesser of two evils / by Sherri Chessen Finkbine ; Abortion: the law and the reality in 1970 / by Jane E. Hodgson ; Dr. Hodgson's affidavit ; Statement of Dr. Hodgson's patient ; Illegal abortion as a public health problem / by Mary Steichen Calderone ; American Law Institute abortion policy [...]

    2. This collection of primary sources from the abortion dialogue in America is not exactly a page turner but it is a compelling and satisfying read for those interested in the topic. I enjoyed the range of sources and appreciated that the authors let the sources speak for themselves, without a lot of analysis. I also liked that the authors explicitly stated their stance on abortion; it’s impossible to claim neutral territory on this issue and being open raised their credibility in my eyes. I am p [...]

    3. Great background from both sides. Learned some things (the term "abortion on demand" actually originated on the pro-choice side for example) that I didn't know. Balanced presentation, although the authors (compilers really) do state up front they're in favor of women having control over their own bodies. Interesting points to think about, but it won't change anyone's mind. And towards the end, as they discussed what's happened since Roe was decided, I just got the same old angry over men who thi [...]

    4. Excellent resource for a book I am writing about abortion. Linda Greenhouse is one of the clearest, most intelligent of writers. It has a very specific purpose, and fulfills it marvelously, but the scope of limited.

    5. WOW - did I learn a lot from this book - the history was fascinating and alarming - women went to Japan (and other places of course) for abortions pre Roe v Wade - really?? What is wrong with this country?? Dear USA - Please mind your own uterus and leave mine alone! Very good book.

    6. At this time the title of this book on is incorrect, as can be determined immediately by looking at the cover imageA: The title is now correct. Thanks!

    7. Edited this manuscript.ry interesting information with regard to the 1960's and 70'swhat women did to gain access to an abortionVery controversial

    8. Good book chock full of information. A little repetitive in spots but that was the materials fault, not the book. Learned a lot I as I didn't know a whole lot about the facts etc of this case.

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