Reproductive Rights: Who Decides?

Reproductive Rights: Who Decides?

Reproductive Rights Who Decides Throughout history men and women have always found ways to control reproduction In some ancient societies people turned to herbs or traditional rituals Others turned to methods that are still used i

  • Title: Reproductive Rights: Who Decides?
  • Author: Vicki Oransky Wittenstein
  • ISBN: 9781467741873
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Throughout history, men and women have always found ways to control reproduction In some ancient societies, people turned to herbs or traditional rituals Others turned to methods that are still used in the twenty first century, such as abstinence, condoms, and abortions Legislating access to birth control, sex education, and abortion is also not new In 1873 the US ConThroughout history, men and women have always found ways to control reproduction In some ancient societies, people turned to herbs or traditional rituals Others turned to methods that are still used in the twenty first century, such as abstinence, condoms, and abortions Legislating access to birth control, sex education, and abortion is also not new In 1873 the US Congress made it illegal to mail obscene, lewd, or lascivious materials including any object designed for contraception or to induce abortion In some states in the 1900s, it was illegal for Americans to possess, sell, advertise, or even speak about methods of controlling pregnancy At the beginning of the twentieth century, Margaret Sanger, Mary Ware Dennett, and others began to defy these laws and advocate for the legalization of birth control and for better women s reproductive healthcare By 1960 doctors had developed the Pill, but it wasn t until 1972 that all US citizens had legal access to birth control And in the landmark decision Roe v Wade 1973 , the US Supreme Court ruled that women had a constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy Disputes over contraception, sex education, and abortion continue to roil the nation, leading to controversial legal and political rulings and occasionally violence As society changes and as new reproductive technologies expand the possibilities for controlling and initiating pregnancy Americans will continue to debate reproductive rights for all.

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    This is an informative overview of reproductive rights issues in the U.S from the nation's founding through the Margaret Sanger era and up to the present day. That said, I read this for an organization I'm involved in, and I never would have read it on my own because it's not meant for a general reader. It's a short reference book meant for school libraries. If you're a junior high or high school student writing a paper on these topics, this would be a useful text. General readers looking to lea [...]

    Reproductive Rights: Who Decides is a brief, yet longitudinal account of reproductive rights history in the United States. Beginning with early interventions to prevent pregnancy to the TRAP laws of the early 2000s, Vicki Oransky Wittenstein gives an overview of the major and formative events that have brought the US to where it is today. This is an easy read, and a great resource for someone who wants a crash-course on reproductive rights, or wants to educate someone else on the topic. The writ [...]

    This slim volume is packed with information about the history of controlling reproduction. Beautifully designed, well-laid out text boxes, glossary, source notes, and books and web site recommendations for further read. Cogent, readable, and fair-minded - this is an excellent resource for teens. Full review on blog tour.

    Starting with ancient methods of birth control, this book covers a variety of issues involved with women's attempts to control the number of offspring they have and the social issues that go along with the practices of various eras. The Victorians get a chapter of their own which addresses both the innovations in contraception, the desperate need for it among the poor, and the complicated social structures of the times. Once the book starts to cover the 29th century, when society started to more [...]

    Full review with teaching tools at unleashingreaders/?p=9138Wittenstein obviously did her research. Her text is filled to the brim with facts and unbiased information of all sides of the reproductive rights debate. I loved learning about the history of reproductive rights as well as the more details than I knew about the present situation and even information about possibilities in the future. I think Wittenstein did a good job with including primary sources, text features, and some narratives t [...]

    Interesting to read about early birth control options in America, but when this book actually did get around to discussing abortion, it was COMPLETELY Biased to the point of being inaccurate.

    Reproductive rights: who decides? Is a well written book that demonstrates the struggles many females have faced for centuries. I began this book being pro life, but after reading about the methods women have used to induce abortion that typically led to greater chances of death, I've reconsidered my stance. I think that women and men should have greater access to sex education aside from abstinence based education so they can know about the variety of contraceptives available to them -many bein [...]

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