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The Resource Abortion and American politics, Barbara Hinkson Craig and David M. O'Brien

Abortion and American politics, Barbara Hinkson Craig and David M. O'Brien

Label
Abortion and American politics
Title
Abortion and American politics
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Hinkson Craig and David M. O'Brien
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How the deeply divisive abortion controversy has played out on state and national levels during the past two decades provides an illustrative portrait, even if in some ways a disappointing reflection, of the operation of American government and politics. In Abortion and American Politics, Barbara H. Craig and David M. O'Brien tell the story of this explosive social issue, from the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade, through the years of grass-roots activism and public debate that led to the de-turning 1989 decision in Webster v. Reproductive Health Services and to the no less controversial 1992 ruling in Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey. Against the background of ambiguities of public opinion polls, the authors trace the strategic maneuvering of interest groups in bringing litigation and in pushing for legislation and executive action. And they underscore the prospects for further changes in the national debate over abortion with the Clinton administration's policies and its judicial appointees. Without attempting to resolve the abortion controversy or to advocate one or another position, Craig and O'Brien present a comprehensive analysis of the complex interaction of interest groups, the states, the courts, Congress, and the president and the executive branch. As a case study of institutional conflict over public policy, Abortion and American Politics demonstrates the enduring vitality of the Founders' vision of a system of constitutional politics that allows for incremental change as a means to ensure stability in the face of unyielding social controversy
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
363.4/6/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ767.5.U5
LC item number
C73 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Abortion and American politics, Barbara Hinkson Craig and David M. O'Brien
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 363-369) and indexes
Contents
Roe v. Wade, the Burger Court, and American politics -- Interest groups battle over Roe -- The states as battlegrounds -- A reluctant Congress faces the abortion issue -- Abortion and presidential politics -- The tide turns : the Rehnquist Court and Webster v. Reproductive Health Services -- Public opinion and abortion -- Abortion and state politics after Webster -- Abortion and national politics -- Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, the Rehnquist Court, and American politics
Control code
138862
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 382 p.
Isbn
9780934540889
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
92041395
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm27013071
  • (OCoLC)27013071
Label
Abortion and American politics, Barbara Hinkson Craig and David M. O'Brien
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 363-369) and indexes
Contents
Roe v. Wade, the Burger Court, and American politics -- Interest groups battle over Roe -- The states as battlegrounds -- A reluctant Congress faces the abortion issue -- Abortion and presidential politics -- The tide turns : the Rehnquist Court and Webster v. Reproductive Health Services -- Public opinion and abortion -- Abortion and state politics after Webster -- Abortion and national politics -- Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, the Rehnquist Court, and American politics
Control code
138862
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 382 p.
Isbn
9780934540889
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
92041395
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm27013071
  • (OCoLC)27013071

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