Abortion: History, Politics, And Reproductive Justice After Morgentaler

Abortion: History, Politics, And Reproductive Justice After Morgentaler

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Univ of Washington Pr

When Henry Morgentaler, Canada’s best-known abortion rights advocate, died in 2013, activists and scholars began to reassess the state of abortion in the country. In this volume, Canada’s foremost researchers challenge current thinking about abortion by revealing the discrepancy between what Canadians believe the law to be after the 1988 Morgentaler decision and what people are experiencing on the ground. Showcasing new theoretical frameworks and approaches from law, history, medicine, women’s studies, and political science, these timely essays reveal the diversity of abortion experiences across the country, past and present, and make a case for shifting the debate from abortion rights to reproductive justice.

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This work looks at current policies and experiences surrounding abortion in Canada since the 1988 Morgentaler decision. Canadian contributors bring perspectives from history, social movements, reproductive rights, social justice studies, history of medicine, women’s studies, and gender studies. Material is organized in sections on history, experience, politics, and discourse and reproductive justice. Some specific areas covered are abortion and birth control on the Canadian prairies in the 1970s, abortion tribunals in the 1970s and 1980s, the medicalization of abortion politics in Canada, and the future of pro-choice discourse in Canada. Distributed in the US by University of Washington Press, and in Canada by University of Toronto Press. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 9780774835732


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