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Author Haussman, Melissa, 1959-

Title Abortion politics in North America / Melissa Haussman
Published Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 211 pages .)
Contents Exploring the policy paradox of abortion -- Establishing and contesting abortion rights in the United States -- Canada : limited access despite public health care -- Mexico : contradictions between written laws and women's lives -- The transnational nature of reproductive choice issues -- Looking to the future : new challenges to legal and social rights
Summary "Despite legal affirmations of women's rights to abortion, actual access to the procedure in North America is increasingly curtailed. Melissa Haussman analyzes this disturbing disparity between official policies and daily realities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico." "Haussman examines the successes of U.S. anti-choice groups - groups that have extended their reach to effectively contest the rights of women throughout North America - as well as the efforts of pro-choice groups fighting to keep abortion available in Canada and the United States and to legalize it in Mexico. Her sobering conclusion is that basic reproductive rights are at risk of becoming meaningful only to the wealthy."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-198) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Abortion -- Political aspects -- Canada.
Abortion -- Political aspects -- Mexico.
Abortion -- Political aspects -- United States.
Abortion, Legal -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Health Policy.
Health Services Accessibility.
Public Opinion.
Reproductive Rights -- legislation & jurisprudence.
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1626372810 (electronic bk.)
9781626372818 (electronic bk.)