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Beggars and Choosers: How the Politics of Choice Shapes Adoption, Abortion, and Welfare in the United States

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In the late 1960s and early 1970s, advocates of legal abortion mostly used the term "rights "when describing their agenda. But after "Roe v. Wade, "their determination to develop a respectable, nonconfrontational movement encouraged many of them to use the word "choice--"an easier concept for people weary of various rights movements. At first the distinction in language didn't seem to make much difference-the law seemed to guarantee both. But in the years since, the change has become enormously important. In "Beggars and ...

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Beggars and Choosers: How the Politics of Choice Shapes Adoption, Abortion, and Welfare in the United States
2001, Hill & Wang, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780809097029

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