Doctors and Demonstrators: How Political Institutions Shape Abortion Law in the United States, Britain, and Canada

By: Halfmann, Drew

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Since "Roe v. Wade," abortion has continued to be a divisive political issue in the United States. In contrast, it has remained primarily a medical issue in Britain and Canada despite the countries' shared heritage. "Doctors and Demonstrators" looks beyond simplistic cultural or religious explanations to find out why abortion politics and policies differ so dramatically in these otherwise similar countries. Drew Halfmann argues that political institutions are the key. In the United States, federalism, judicial review, and a private health care system contributed to the public definition of abortion as an individual right rather than a medical necessity. Meanwhile, Halfmann explains, the porous structure of American political parties gave pro-choice and pro-life groups the opportunity to move the issue onto the political agenda. A groundbreaking study of the complex legal and political factors behind the evolution of abortion policy, "Doctors and Demonstrators" will be vital for anyone trying to understand this contentious issue.

Title: Doctors and Demonstrators: How Political Institutions Shape Abortion Law in the United States, Britain, and Canada

Author Name: Halfmann, Drew

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Publisher: University of Chicago Press:

ISBN Number: 0226313425

ISBN Number 13: 9780226313429

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

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