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Contested Lives: The Abortion Debate in an American Community

4.22 of 5 stars 4.22  ·  rating details  ·  51 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Based on the struggle over a Fargo, North Dakota, abortion clinic, Contested Lives explores one of the central social conflicts of our time. Both wide-ranging and rich in detail, it speaks not simply to the abortion issue but also to the critical role of women's political activism.

A new introduction addresses the events of the last decade, which saw the emergence of Operat
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Paperback, Updated, 359 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by University of California Press (first published 1989)
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Sam Grace
Oct 05, 2009 Sam Grace marked it as to-read
Recommended to Sam by: Sarah Raskin; Susan Shaw
Apparently, people on both sides of the debate that she represents here feel like she did a good job.
Karen Blanchette
This book tries extremely hard to be unbiased and present all sides of the abortion issue equally. It was a good book if you want to know how the abortion debate manifests itself in the practicality of the real world (in this case the opening of an abortion clinic). Being a sociologist, I love topics like this and I definitely learned a lot more where each side is coming from and how they justify their views.

I only wish that this book was written more recently, because I would be interested to s
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Amanda
Loved this book--it is a rare find in which BOTH sides are viewed from a relativistic viewpoint with a conclusion that would surprise many an entrenched person who fails to see that both sides actually strongly care for women and children's rights--they just happen to fall on opposite sides of this contested issue.
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