Roe v. Wade: The Abortion Rights Controversy in American History, 2nd Edition (Landmark Law Cases and American Society)

Roe v. Wade: The Abortion Rights Controversy in American History, 2nd Edition (Landmark Law Cases and American Society) Author N.E.H. Hull
ISBN-10 070061754X
ISBN-13 9780700617548
Year 2010-09-15
Pages 384
Language English
Publisher Univ Pr of Kansas
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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

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ISBN-10 070061754X
Release 2010
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