The Resource Dangerous pregnancies : mothers, disabilities, and abortion in America, Leslie J. Reagan

Dangerous pregnancies : mothers, disabilities, and abortion in America, Leslie J. Reagan

Label
Dangerous pregnancies : mothers, disabilities, and abortion in America
Title
Dangerous pregnancies
Title remainder
mothers, disabilities, and abortion in America
Statement of responsibility
Leslie J. Reagan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This work tells the largely forgotten story of the German measles epidemic of the early 1960s and how it created national anxiety about dying, disabled, and "dangerous" babies. This epidemic would ultimately transform abortion politics, produce new science, and help build two of the most enduring social movements of the late twentieth century, the reproductive rights and the disability rights movements. At most a minor rash and fever for women, German measles (also known as rubella), if contracted during pregnancy, could result in miscarriages, infant deaths, and serious birth defects in the newborn. The author chronicles for the first time the discoveries and dilemmas of this disease in a book full of intimate stories, including riveting courtroom testimony, secret investigations of women and doctors for abortion, and startling media portraits of children with disabilities. In exploring a disease that changed America, this book illuminates social movements that still shape individual lives, pregnancy, medicine, law, and politics
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reagan, Leslie J
Index
index present
LC call number
RA644.R8
LC item number
R43 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rubella
  • Rubella in pregnancy
  • Abortion
  • Abnormalities, Human
  • Disability awareness
  • Rubella Syndrome, Congenital
  • Abortion, Induced
  • Congenital Abnormalities
  • History, 20th Century
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious
  • Rubella Syndrome, Congenital
Label
Dangerous pregnancies : mothers, disabilities, and abortion in America, Leslie J. Reagan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-351) and index
Contents
Observing bodies -- Specter of tragedy -- Wrongful information -- Law-making and law-breaking in an epidemic -- If unborn babies are going to be protected -- Epilogue: from anxiety to rights
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 372 p.
Isbn
9780520259034
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
20090309 96
System control number
  • (OCoLC)317461927
  • (OCoLC)317461927
Label
Dangerous pregnancies : mothers, disabilities, and abortion in America, Leslie J. Reagan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-351) and index
Contents
Observing bodies -- Specter of tragedy -- Wrongful information -- Law-making and law-breaking in an epidemic -- If unborn babies are going to be protected -- Epilogue: from anxiety to rights
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 372 p.
Isbn
9780520259034
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
20090309 96
System control number
  • (OCoLC)317461927
  • (OCoLC)317461927

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