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Summary: Why have legislative initiatives occurred on such controversial issues as contraception and abortion at times when activist movements had demobilized and the public seemed indifferent? Why have abortion and contraception sometimes been framed as matters of medical practice and at other times as matters of moral significance? Based on archival and sociological research and speaking to issues in the study of culture social movements and legal change The Moral Veto examines what the his
tory of controversies over morally charged issues tells us about cultural pluralism in the U.S.
Summary: Why have legislative initiatives occurred on such controversial issues as contraception and abortion at times when activist movements had demobilized and the public seemed indifferent? Why have abortion and contraception sometimes been framed as matters of medical practice and at other times as matters of moral significance? Based on archival and sociological research and speaking to issues in the study of culture social movements and legal change The Moral Veto examines what the history of controversies over morally charged issues tells us about cultural pluralism in the U.S. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:05 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Cambridge University Press Published: 04/11/2005 International: No
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Gene Burns is an award-winning teacher and associate professor of public affairs at James Madison College of Michigan State University.
''...this is a book that can be read with profit by all serious students of its topics.'' --Keith Cassidy The Journal of American History
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1. Framing contraception within moral worldviews: the early radical birth control Movement;
2. The mainstreaming of birth control: a new alliance with eugenics and medicine;
3. Dennett's moral worldview and the catholic moral veto: unsuccessful frames for contraception;
4. Abortion before controversy: quiet reform within a medical humanitarian frame;
5. Abortion and legislative stalemate: the weakness and strength of the medical humanitarian frame;
6. Looking back: limiting frames moral vetoes and cultural
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