Reproductive Rights Reader Law, Medicine, and the Construction of Motherhood

ISBN-10: 0814722318

ISBN-13: 9780814722312

Edition: 2007

Authors: Nancy Ehrenreich

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This type of anthology bridges the sciences and humanities and narrows the divide between these two broad areas of study. --Martha Chamallas, Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University Since the passage of "Roe v. Wade," the debate over reproductive rights has dominated Americas courts, legislatures, and streets. The contributors to The Reproductive Rights Reader embrace reproductive justice for all women, but challenge mainstream legal and political solutions based on protecting free choice via neutral governmental policies, which frequently ignore or jeopardize the interests of women of color and the poor. Instead, the pieces in this interdisciplinary book -- including both legal cases and articles by legal scholars, historians, sociologists, political scientists and others -- favor a critical analysis that addresses the concrete material conditions that limit choices, the role of law and social policy in creating those conditions, and the gendered power dynamics that inform and are reinforced by the regulation of human reproduction. The selections demonstrate that the right to choice isnt an automatic guarantee of reproductive justice and gender equality; to truly achieve this ideal it is essential to recognize the complexity of womens reproductive experiences and needs. Divided into four sections, the book examines feminist critiques of medical knowledge and practice; and the legal regulation of pregnancy termination, conception and child-bearing, and behavior during pregnancy.
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List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 1/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 419
Size: 6.75" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

A Note from the Editor
Questioning Science: Feminist Critiques of Medical Knowledge and Practice
Introduction to Part I
The Sexual Politics of Sickness
Delusions in Discourse
Body Narratives, Body Boundaries
"Cultural Practice" or "Reconstructive Surgery"? U.S. Genital Cutting, the Intersex Movement, and Medical Double Standards
Questions and Comments
Forced Motherhood? Legal Regulation of Pregnancy Termination
Abortion: The Legal Framework
Introduction to Part II(A)
Social and Historical Context
Medicine and Morality in the Nineteenth Century
When Abortion Was a Crime: Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973
Racism, Birth Control, and Reproductive Rights
Questions and Comments
The "Privacy" Formulation and Its Critics
Roe V. Wade
Beyond "A Woman's Right to Choose": Feminist Ideas about Reproductive Rights
Harris v. McRae
Surrogacy as Resistance? The Misplaced Focus on Choice in the Surrogacy and Abortion Funding Contexts
Questions and Comments
The "Undue Burden" Test
Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey
Brief Amici Curiae of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc., et al., Submitted in Webster v. Reproductive Health Services
Questions and Comments
The Equality Approach
Abortion as a Sex Equality Right: Its Basis in Feminist Theory
Brief Amici Curiae of 274 Organizations in Support of Roe v. Wade, Submitted in Turnock v. Ragsdale
Questions and Comments
Abortion: Special Topics
Introduction to Part II(B)
Late-Term Abortion
Stenberg v. Carhart
Crossing the Line: The Political and Moral Battle over Late-Term Abortion
Gonzales v. Carhart
Questions and Comments
Minors' Access to Abortion
Politics and Pregnancy: Adolescent Mothers and Public Policy
Sex Education: Politicians, Parents, Teachers, and Teens and Understanding "Abstinence": Implications for Individuals, Programs, and Policies
Questions and Comments
Wrongful Birth and Selective Abortion
Not Your Garden Variety Tort Reform: Statutes Barring Claims for Wrongful Life and Wrongful Birth Are Unconstitutional under the Purpose Prong of Planned Parenthood v. Casey
Disability Rights and Selective Abortion
Reproductive Rights of Women in Prison
Searching for the State: Who Governs Prisoners' Reproductive Rights?
Questions and Comments
Motherhood Denied: Legal Regulation of Conception
Introduction to Part III
Punitive Policies: Regulation of Conception by Low-Income Women and Women of Color
Racializing the Nation: From the Declaration of Independence to the Emancipation Proclamation, 1776-1865
The Social Meaning of the Norplant Condition: Constitutional Considerations of Race, Class, and Gender
The Ideology of Division: Behavior Modification Welfare Reform Proposals
Questions and Comments
Assisted Reproduction: Regulation of "Surrogacy" and Cloning
What's Wrong with a Parenthood Market? A New and Improved Theory of Commodification
Race and the New Reproduction
Is There a Right to Clone? Constitutional Challenges to Bans on Human Cloning
Questions and Comments
The Disciplining of Mothers-to-Be: Legal Regulation of Behavior during Pregnancy
Introduction to Part IV
Pregnancy and Fertility Discrimination in the Workplace
Troupe v. May Department Stores Co.
Pregnancy, Parenting, and Capitalism
Sapphire Bound!
Questions and Comments
Tort and Criminal Liability for Prenatal Behavior
Stallman v. Youngquist
Making Reproduction a Crime
Questions and Comments
Court-Ordered Cesarean Sections
The Colonization of the Womb
Questions and Comments
Permission Acknowledgments
About the Contributors
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