Winner of the 1995 President's Book Award, Social Science History Association and Choice Outstanding Book of 1997.
1 An Open Secret
2 Private Practices
3 Antiabortion Campaigns, Private and Public
4 Interrogations and Investigations
5 Expansion and Specialization
6 Raids and Rules
8 Radicalization of Reform
Epilogue: Post-Roe, Post-Casey
Leslie J. Reagan is Professor of History, with affiliations in gender and women's studies, law, media and cinema studies, and medicine, at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of Dangerous Pregnancies: Mothers, Disabilities, and Abortion in Modern America (UC Press) and coeditor of Medicine's Moving Pictures: Medicine, Health, and Bodies in American Film and Television.
"The first to span the whole period of criminalization and to cover
the subject in such depth. . . .Important and original, vigorously
written. . . .Rich, thought-provoking, and revelatory." -- Katha
Pollitt, * The Atlantic *
"A brilliant account of the era before the 1973 Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision. . . .A model of social history, supported by a spectacular wealth of documentary evidence. . . .This well-written book is a stellar, complex, and accessible volume that will stand as the definitive history for years to come."-- Rickie Solinger, * The San Francisco Chronicle *