Dispatches From the Abortion Wars

Dispatches From the Abortion Wars

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

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Random House, Inc.
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, most people do not realize how inaccessible it has become. In these pages, reproductive-health researcher Carole Joffe shows how a pervasive stigma—cultivated by the religious right—operates to maintain barriers to access by shaming women and marginalizing abortion providers. Through compelling testimony from doctors, health-care workers, and patients, Joffe reports the lived experiences behind the polemics, while also offering hope for a more compassionate standard of women’s health care.


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Houghton
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.


Baker & Taylor
Shares firsthand accounts of doctors grappling with the obstacles of providing abortion care, from negotiating with insurance companies to begging superiors for the right to perform medically necessary abortions in-hospital, reporting the lived experiences behind the polemics while offering hope for real change.

Book News
Joffe (sociology, U. of California-Davis and U. of California-San Francisco) illustrates the costs of the "abortion wars" for those seeking abortions and those providing them, as well as American society in general, due to the violent actions and extremist politics of the fanatical sector of the anti-abortion movement. Drawing in part from interviews with providers over the past 30 years, she addresses the causes of this fanaticism, the stigma of abortion in medical culture, issues involved in training doctors, regulation, problems faced by low-income women, aspects of effective abortion care, and stories from patients and those at clinics. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

Shares firsthand accounts of doctors grappling with the obstacles of providing abortion care, from negotiating with insurance companies to begging superiors for the right to perform medically necessary abortions in-hospital.

Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, c2009
ISBN: 9780807035023
0807035025
Characteristics: xvi, 196 p. ; 23 cm

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Jun 19, 2015

see also: . . . “They Shoot Doctors Don't They: A Memoir” by Dr. Jack Fainman (1931-2014) and Roland Penner (1924-), published: . . Great Plains Publications, 2011, ISBN-10: 1926531175 . . . ISBN-13: 978-1926531175 . . . . . .related article: . . . http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/books/A-shot-in-the-dark-133741193.html
and, recently:
“Colorado Planned Parenthood attack suspect uttered 'no more baby parts' after arrest”
CBC News – World November 28, 2015
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/planned-parenthood-colorado-springs-gunman-1.3341588

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