by Hal Marcovitz

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Few issues are as hotly disputed as abortion, and few U.S. Supreme Court decisions have been as controversial as Roe v. Wade. This volume of the "Gallup Major Trends & Events: The Pulse of Our Nation 1900 to the Present" series explores the history of both legalized abortion and the anti-abortion movement, examining the role of religion, the sexual revolution, and other social factors leading to today's state of affairs. Modern developments, such as partial birth abortion, violence against abortion providers, and RU-486, are also dealt with. Reassuringly, Gallup Organization polls indicate that despite the extremist rhetoric heard all over the abortion debate, the majority of Americans fall somewhere in the center and have throughout the twentieth century.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590849620
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date: 01/28/2007
Series: Gallup Major Trends and Events Series
Pages: 111
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction   Alec Gallup, Chairman     6
The Issue That Divides America     9
The Crime of Abortion     15
Landmark Decision     27
The Influence of Religion     45
How Abortion Influences American Politics     55
The Debate Turns Violent     71
Inches from Birth?     83
Glossary     96
Further Reading     98
Internet Resources     100
For More Information     102
Index     105

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