352 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 12 halftones, notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-3601-6
Published: August 2017
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-2118-0
Published: November 2015
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-2119-7
Published: September 2015
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Awards & distinctions
William H. Welch Medal, American Association for the History of Medicine
About the Author
Johanna Schoen is professor of history at Rutgers University and author of Choice and Coercion: Birth Control, Sterilization, and Abortion in Public Health and Welfare.
For more information about Johanna Schoen, visit the Author Page.
“Spells out the necessity and moral good of providing abortion care.”--Ms. Magazine
“Constructs a powerful, often deeply disturbing account of the experiences of clinic personnel and others striving to provide a full range of reproductive options to women in the face of violent opposition. . . . Highly recommended”--Choice
"A master work of research.--Linda Gordon, Dissent
“A clear-eyed history . . . well written and historically rich: a deeply interesting account of the post-Roe era focused on the lived experience of giving and getting reproductive health services.”--Women’s Review of Books
“Significantly contributes to the understanding of abortion since Roe v. Wade (1973). . . . Jargon free and thus accessible to undergraduate and graduate students alike.”--American Historical Review
“Schoen fills an important gap in historical scholarship that until now has focused on the pre-Roe era. . . . Skillfully incorporates the legal, political, and social history of abortion care in the United States since the 1970s.”--Journal of the History of Medicine