Battleground: Government and Politics [2 volumes] by Lori A. Johnson, Kathleen Uradnik, Sara Beth Hower

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By Lori A. Johnson, Kathleen Uradnik, Sara Beth Hower

Through a close exploration of the viewpoints concerned, this balanced and incisive paintings promotes knowing of the main divisive matters in American executive today.

• comprises many sidebars that spotlight and complex on very important points of the topic

• offers a listing of necessary assets for additional research with each one entry

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Medical schools by and large stopped teaching abortion procedures. Although legal, in some states it was impossible to obtain an abortion because there were no remaining providers. Women seeking abortions had to travel to adjoining states, or to wait for a doctor from another state to travel to their local clinic. Increased public awareness about abortion and public pressure on medical providers resulted in a measurable but ironic result: abortions became harder to come by for many women. Advocates of the right of abortion celebrated Roe v.

Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2001; Knudsen, Lara M. Reproductive Rights in a Global Context: South Africa, Uganda, Peru, Denmark, United States, Vietnam, Jordan. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press, 2006; Schoen, Johanna. Choice and Coercion: Birth Control, Sterilization, and Abortion in Public Health and Welfare. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2005; Shrage, Laurie. Abortion and Social Responsibility: Depolarizing the Debate. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Colleges and universities across the country breathed a temporary sigh of relief after the Court’s decision, because they could legally continue to take race into account in making admissions decisions. But in her majority opinion, Justice O’Connor warned that using race as a criterion would not be sanctioned indefinitely. She stated that she looked forward to the day when it would no longer be needed, which she hoped or predicted would be within the next 25 years. The dissenting justices did not think highly of O’Connor’s pronouncement, arguing that race should not be relied upon as convenient shorthand for determining an applicant’s diversity.

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