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By Marlene Gerber Fried

ISBN-10: 089608387X

ISBN-13: 9780896083875

ISBN-10: 0896083888

ISBN-13: 9780896083882

This anthology argues for a selection of the single-issue abortion-rights circulation right into a multi-cultural feminist flow.

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S. public opinion. Yet in 1970, a full century later, the call for legal and easily accessible abortions was no less controversial than the issue of "voluntary motherhood" which had originally launched the birth control movement of the United States. Birth control —individual choice, contraceptive methods, as — a fundamental prerequisite the safe well as abortions when necessary is for emancipation of women. Since the right of birth control is obviously advantageous to women of all classes and races, it would appear that even vastly dissimilar women's groups would have attempted to unite around this issue.

There is a The abortion rights re-focus the debate so that re-awakening of interest in women-controlled health care and abortion. There is a call for women to control the development and distribution Women are saying they will take on open regardless of the legal status of abortion. Millions of women seem prepared not only to have abortions even if abortion is criminalized, but to publicly announce their intentions to do so. Civil disobedience and other forms of direct action are being widely discussed.

The Webster The current political scene provides pro-choice decision links defense of abortion rights to defense of public health care facilities and to the struggle for economic justice. As in the McRae case (1981, the Supreme Court upheld the Hyde Amendment) the Court has made painfully obvious that poor women will bear the brunt of and erosions in abortion rights. In the past, however, the pro-choice move- ment has failed to connect the defense of abortion rights to the struggle for better health care women of color.

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