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Kristin Luker’s Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood 9

I finished Kristin Luker’s 1984 book, Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood. In my latest reading, Luker discussed a variety of issues.  She detailed her methodology, as she specified what criteria she used in selecting the pro-life and pro-choice activists … Continue reading

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Kristin Luker’s Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood 8: Slippery Slopes

My latest reading of Kristin Luker’s Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood (copyright 1984) was interesting because it brought to my mind discussions that I have had with people about abortion, as well as pro-life Republican Todd Akin’s controversial comments … Continue reading

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Kristin Luker’s Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood 7

In my latest reading of Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood (copyright 1984), Kristin Luker explores the role of motherhood in women’s stances on abortion.  (And, by the way, Luker presents a statistic that women comprise the majority of the pro-life … Continue reading

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Kristin Luker’s Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood 5: The Pro-Life Movement and Ideology

In my latest reading of Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood, Kristin Luker discussed the development of the pro-life movement.  At first, during the 1960’s (prior to 1967), the pro-life movement consisted largely of Catholic male professionals, who believed that … Continue reading

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Kristin Luker’s Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood 4

I have two items for my write-up today on Kristin Luker’s Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood. 1.  I found Luker’s discussion of women’s jobs to be interesting—-and I should note that she doesn’t believe that women should be limited … Continue reading

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Kristin Luker’s Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood 3: the Law Reagan Signed, and the Pro-Choice Movement

In my latest reading of Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood, Kristin Luker discusses California’s Therapeutic Abortion law during the 1960’s and the pro-choice movement’s reactions to it. As I said yesterday in my post about Luker’s book, the nineteenth … Continue reading

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Kristin Luker’s Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood 2

In this post, I’ll talk some about Kristin Luker’s narrative about historical perceptions of abortion in her 1984 book, Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood. Luker goes back to the difference of opinion between the Pythagoreans of ancient Greece and … Continue reading

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Kristin Luker’s Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood 1: What Is the Embryo?

I started Kristin Luker’s 1984 book, Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood.  One reason that I decided to read this book was out of interest in the history of the pro-life movement.  Specifically, I’ve wondered when or how a pro-life … Continue reading

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