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Unformatted text preview: S101 Notes Exam #2: Lecture 10 19:22 ⇒ Strickland, Introduction to Controversies over Abortion ⇒ ⇒ Why is Abortion so Controversial? ⇒ Real consequences of abortion law ⇒ Contentious nature of issues involved: • When life begins • Women’s Rights • Religion; legal issues ⇒ Use by political parties: “wedge issue’” litmus test, etc. ⇒ ⇒ Strickland: History ⇒ Through 1800’s, no legal restrictions on abortion during first trimester ⇒ Mid-1800’s: roughly one abortion for every 5-6 live births ⇒ Movement by doctors to restrict abortion ⇒ After mid-1800’s, most states outlawed abortion ⇒ 1900-1950: Nothing happened: “Quietude” ⇒ 1960’s: Abortion rights movement ⇒ ⇒ Roe vs. Wade (1973) ⇒ Constitutional right to abortion based on right to privacy ⇒ It struck down 46 laws that regulated abortion ⇒ It federalized the abortion debate ⇒ ⇒ Legal Landscape ⇒ Webster decision (1989) (p.10) ⇒ Casey decision (1992) (p. 10-11) ⇒ ⇒ Public Opinion ⇒ Since late 1970’s, Americans’ attitudes toward abortion have been stable ⇒ ABC poll of Americans (2003) • 57% support abortion rights in all or most circumstances • Our Class: 76% support abortion rights in all or most circumstances ⇒ S101 Notes Exam#2: Lecture 11 19:22 ⇒ Lecture 11: Luker, “Women and the Right to Abortion” S101 Notes Exam#2: Lecture 11 19:22 ⇒ ⇒ Luker, Goals of Chapter 5 ⇒ Rise of “abortion rights” movement (pro-choice movement) ⇒ ⇒ The Setting in California ⇒ 1967 Beilenson bill o Liberalization of abortion laws in the sate ⇒ Two things to notice: • Absence of “rights talk” • Women as constituency were not central ⇒ ⇒ Sources of Change ⇒ Society of Humane Abortions (SHA) ⇒ Their goal: To change public opinion on abortion o Rights talk o Making the “unspeakable speakable” o Engaging in civil disobedience ⇒ ⇒ Consciousness Raising ⇒ Definition: People are made to see things as problems that they had previously accepted S101 Notes Exam#2: Lecture 11 19:22 o A change in subjective experience ⇒ Social problems framework: • Something has to be seen as wrong • Something widespread • Changeable ⇒ ⇒ Broader Context of Abortion Activism ⇒ Three types of factors: o Changes in the social situation o Ideological context o Structural forces ⇒ ⇒ Luker’s Explanation: Gender Roles ⇒ Until 1960’s, work was secondary for women • “M” curve graph ⇒ Trend: Women increasingly combined work and family ⇒ Result: Questioning traditional gender assumptions and penalties of motherhood in workforce ⇒ Claim: Women’s right to control their own bodies and work/family decisions ⇒ ⇒ Luker: Concluding Points ⇒ Symbolic significance of abortion laws (120) S101 Notes Exam#2: Lecture 11 19:22 ⇒ Luker, The Worldviews of Activists S101 Notes Exam#2: Lecture 11...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Steensland during the Spring '08 term at Indiana.

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