Book review - Dangerous pregnancies: mothers, disabilities, and abortion in modern America

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Resource Language: 
English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Abby Lippman
Edition: 
Network Magazine
Publisher: 
CWHN
Publication Date: 
2013

Review of Dangerous Pregnancies: Mothers, Disabilities, and Abortion in Modern America by Leslie J. Reagan. Dangerous Pregnancies examines how rubella, also known as German measles was discovered; how responses to rubella, and fears of it, resonated in the efforts to make abortion legal and accessible in the United States; how class, race, and privilege all played roles in abortion access; how disability activism and eugenics were mobilized to promote vaccinations and abortions; how vaccines and vaccination programs got adopted; and how these all issues link.