presentation for women and politics

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Patrick Moore October 26 2007 Women and Politics Chapter 4 Women and Reproductive Policy The authors began this section with a story about a woman from Utah. At the time she was a twenty-eight year old drug addicted and mentally ill woman who was pregnant with twins. Doctors had told her that in order to save the babies that she would need to have a cesarean section. She opposed and one child was stillborn and the other tested positive for cocaine. Utah had initially charged her with murder and the woman pleaded guilty to lesser charges. This led to the issues that regard women and reproduction. These issues include childbearing, fetal rights, contraception, abortion, and assisted reproductive technologies. Childbearing: Women in the US give birth to 4 million babies a year. 83 percent start prenatal care during the first trimester. These numbers change greatly depending on a woman’s race and ethnicity. White and Asian/ Pacific Islander women have a much greater percentage of women who get early prenatal care than that of Hispanic, Black, and Native American
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