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Dangerous pregnancies : mothers, disabilities, and abortion in modern America

Author: Leslie J Reagan
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, [2012] ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the largely forgotten story of German measles epidemic of early 1960s and how it created national anxiety about dying, disabled, and "dangerous" babies. This title helps to transform abortion  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie J Reagan
ISBN: 9780520274570 0520274571
OCLC Number: 798411937
Notes: Originally published: 2010.
Description: xv, 372 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Observing bodies --
2. Specter of tragedy --
3. Wrongful information --
4. Law making and law breaking in an epidemic --
5. "If unborn babies are going to be protected" --
Epilogue. From anxiety to rights.
Responsibility: Leslie J. Reagan.

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"Previously confidential, unpublished court cases and individual accounts add to the uniqueness of Reagan's historical angle." Foreword "Ultimately inspiring story that should be required reading for Read more...

 
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