0520973720 electronic book 9780520973725 (electronic book) 9780520306646 hardcover
"This book tells the real story of abortion in America, one that captures a disturbing reality of sometimes insurmountable barriers put in front of women trying to exercise their legal rights to medical services. Without the efforts of an unheralded army of doctors, nurses, social workers, activists, and volunteers, what is a legal right would be meaningless for the almost one million people per year who get abortions. There is a better way-treating abortion like any other form of health care-but the United States is a long way from that ideal"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction: the turbulent state of abortion in America Making the decision: coping with roadblocks, deception, and lies Finding and getting to a clinic: hard to find, harder to reach Coming up with the money Getting in: medical clinics as war zones Counseling at the clinic: government-mandated deceit Waiting periods: logistical nightmares, potentially serious delays The procedure: politics overrides medical expertise An alternate vision: abortion as normal healthcare.
Digital File Characteristics
Source of Description
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 08, 2020).
Available in Other Form
Print version: Cohen, David S., 1972- Obstacle course Oakland, California : University of California Press,