Roe v. Wade: The Abortion Rights Controversy in American History (BOK)

Roe v. Wade: The Abortion Rights Controversy in American History (BOK)

N. E. H. Hull, Peter Charles Hoffer

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Few Supreme Court decisions have stirred up as much controversy, vitriolic debate, and even violence as the one delivered in "Roe v. Wade" in 1973. Four decades later, it remains a touchstone for the culture wars in the United States and a pivot upon which much of our politics turns. With that in mind Peter Charles Hoffer and N. E. H. Hull have now taken stock of the abortion debates, controversies, and cases that have emerged during the past decade in order to update their best-selling book on this landmark case. Like the original edition, the new one highlights the abortion issue's historical background; highlights "Roe v. Wade"'s core issues, essential personalities, and key precedents; tracks the case's path through the courts; clarifies the jurisprudence behind the court's ruling in Roe; and gauges its impact on American society and subsequent challenges to it in "Webster v. Reproductive Services" (1989) and "Casey v. Planned Parenthood" (1992). The new edition, however, adds two completely new chapters covering abortion politics and legal battles in the post-9/11 era, along with a new preface and a much-revised epilogue and conclusion. The new material covers, among other things, the surprising results from recent public opinion polls; the impact of the presidential elections of George W. Bush and Barack Obama; Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Samuel Alito, and Sonia Sotomayor; two major 5-4 Supreme Court decisions--"Gonzales v. Planned Parenthood" and "Gonzales v. Carhart"--that confirmed the constitutionality of the "Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act"; the murder of abortion provider George Tiller by Scott Roeder and the latter's trial and conviction; and the appearance of the abortion issue in the debate over health care reform legislation.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter N. E. H. Hull, Peter Charles Hoffer
ISBN 9780700617548
Antall sider 384 Dimensjoner 14cm x 21,6cm x 2,8cm
Vekt 513 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form History of the Americas, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Legal history

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