Every Third Woman in America Mobile

Every Third Woman
in America How Legal Abortion Transformed Our Nation

Table of Contents

  • Prefaceix
  • Section I - Three eras of abortion
  • Chapter 1 - The bad old days5
  • Chapter 2 - Mass medical tourism - and resulting health benefits19
  • Chapter 3 - Legalization and medicalization29
  • Section II - All pregnancies terminate
  • Chapter 4 - Miscarriage: the healthy winnowing of pregnancy45
  • Chapter 5 - Induced abortion: where and how59
  • Chapter 6 - Giving birth: still risky business71
  • Section III - Abortion in grassroots America
  • Chapter 7 - Every third woman in America87
  • Chapter 8 - Pro-natal, prenatal diagnosis103
  • Chapter 9 - The economics of abortion: pay now or pay later119
  • Chapter 10 - Stronger families, healthier babies135
  • Section IV - Hot-button issues: the collision of politics and science
  • Chapter 11 - Missing criminals?153
  • Chapter 12 - Abortion on the Internet: penile amputation and other dreaded complications167
  • Chapter 13 - Breast cancer: the jury is in179
  • Chapter 14 - Abortion and mental health: apples and oranges, chickens and eggs195
  • Chapter 15 - Prematurity and abortion (and gum disease)215
  • Chapter 16 - Fetal feelings?227
  • Chapter 17 - “Partial-birth abortion:”a distinct non-entity241
  • Chapter 18 - State legislatures: practicing medicine without a license251
  • Section V - Looking back, looking ahead
  • Chapter 19 - Turning back the clock in Romania265
  • Chapter 20 - On the road again?281
  • Chapter 21 - Abortion denied295
  • Chapter 22 - Bad old days redux: self-induced abortion307
  • Chapter 23 - Children and barbarians317
  • Glossary and Appendices
  • Glossary329
  • Appendix A: Suggested websites for abortion information339
  • Appendix B: Conclusions of medical and public health organizations343
  • Appendix C: Difficult choices349
  • References359
  • Index427
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