Abortion regret : the new attack on reproductive freedom
- J. Shoshanna Ehrlich and Alesha E. Doan.
- Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 
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- xii, 217 pages ; 24 cm
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-209) and index.
- "Making their bodies dens of murder": the physicians' 19th-century campaign to criminalize abortion
- The evolving legal status of abortion
- The crisis pregnancy centers and the roots of the contemporary abortion regret narrative
- Beyond the crisis pregnancy centers: regret moves from the margins to the center of the antiabortion movement
- Protecting women for their own good: the reemergence of legal paternalism
- Methods appendix.
An indispensable resource for students, scholars, and activists concerned about current attacks on abortion rights, this book offers an unmatched account of the emergence, consolidation, and consequences of the antiabortion movement's paternalistic abortion regret narrative. * Examines the historical continuity of the abortion regret narrative as a political strategy used to limit women's access to abortion * Asserts that the abortion regret narrative is intimately tied to a gendered and paternalistic construction of women's divine role as mothers * Examines the antiabortion movement's strategy to place the "grieving" mother at the center of its oppositional narrative * Uses interviews, textual analysis of primary sources, and content analysis of state antiabortion policies to trace the growing impact of the abortion regret narrative * Examines and reveals the antiabortion movement's calculated political motivation for using the abortion regret narrative as its primary strategy to oppose abortion rights.
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