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Who Chooses?: American Reproductive History since 1830

Simone M. Caron


In 1860, the American Medical Association launched a campaign to convince state legislatures to prohibit abortions. Until 1973's Roe v. Wade, abortion was often seen as a crime. This book analyzes the forces at play in shaping reproductive policy in the United States. Over the past two centuries, restrictive reproductive policies have often served as barriers to women's equality. The impact of these policies has been felt most poignantly at the local level by women endeavoring to control their daily lives. The book reveals that despite attempts by population controllers to shape the populace a ... More

Keywords: abortion, reproductive policy, women's equality, population controllers, choose

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780813031996
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813031996.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simone M. Caron, author
Wake Forest University