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Abortion in the United States

Abortion in the United States

This book is a compilation of CRS reports on abortion in the United States discussing legislation, funding restriction policies and limitations on abortion and family planning, and questions concerning to what extent the government may impose abortion restrictions on aliens. 

Interrogating Pregnancy Loss

Interrogating Pregnancy Loss

Whereas biomedical and feminist literature treat abortion, miscarriage, and stillbirth as differently conceptualized events, this collection explores the connections between these three categories and discusses pregnancy loss as an embodied and social phenomenon within a framework that understands pregnancy as a process with no guaranteed outcomes. 

Frequently Asked Medical Questions about Medical Abortion

Frequently Asked Medical Questions about Medical Abortion

Provision of safe abortion to the full extent of the law is an important component of reproductive health services. The development of methods of inducing abortion medically (non-surgically) has created alternative options to make abortion available to women in a variety of health-care settings. This booklet seeks to provide answers to frequently asked questions, based on a review of available evidence. 

Books available at Evelyn S. Field Library

Books on abortion can be found in the library collection upstairs in the following sections:
HQ767  This section is focused on the social impact of abortion
KF9315  This section is focused on the legal arguments
Changed: Making Sense of Your Own or a Loved One's Abortion Experience

Changed: Making Sense of Your Own or a Loved One's Abortion Experience

This book provides a place that is set apart from politics, from labels, from debate and seeks to convey the real abortion experiences of real people and offers interactive suggestions to begin the healing process. 

About Abortion

About Abortion

Laws regulating abortion patients and providers treat abortion not as an acceptable medical decision―let alone a right―but as something disreputable, immoral, and chosen by mistake. The author takes these prejudicial views of women’s abortion decisions into the twenty-first century by uncovering new connections between abortion law and American culture and politics.

Who Decides? The Abortion Rights of Teens

Who Decides? The Abortion Rights of Teens

The question of whether a young woman should be allowed to terminate a pregnancy without her parents' knowledge has been one of the most contentious issues of the post Roe v. Wade era. This is the first book to examine in thorough detail the decision-making experiences of teens considering abortion.