Monday, March 31, 2014

Texas Abortion Law Affirmed

The latest ruling on abortion restrictions in Texas on March 27 affirmed the hospital admitting privileges provision for abortion providers, citing that "90% of women in Texas would still be able to find an abortion provider within 100 miles of home" although residents of less-populated areas of Texas may need to go farther for abortion services as a result of House Bill 2 signed into law in July 2013 ("Texas Abortion Limits Law Upheld by Appeals Court," Los Angeles Times, March 27, 2014).

Review selected hard copy and online library books and videos related to abortion, pro-life movement, contraception, and reproductive rights at LSC-CyFair Branch Library. Click the title of a listed item, select the "Request" button in the listing, and enter your library card number and PIN for each title you want to reserve for pick up at the library.

Use these subject words and phrases to find more in the library catalog:
  • abortion
  • contraception
  • pro-choice movement
  • pro-life movement
  • reproductive rights

"Moyers and Company: What's Fueling the Modern Abortion Debate?" from the Films on Demand video database - Films Media Group, 2013.
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"In this edition of Moyers and Company, Bill discusses the changing face of the reproductive rights movement and those it serves—as well as the success of social conservatives on the abortion front—with Jessica González-Rojas, executive director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, and Lynn Paltrow, founder and executive director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women." - producer summary excerpt

Generation Roe: Inside the Future of the Pro-Choice Movement by Sarah Erdreich - Seven Stories Press, 2013.
call number: on order
"Journalist and women's health advocate Erdreich delivers a passionate study of the past, current, and future state of the pro-choice movement in America. . . This is a thoughtful and comprehensive treatment of one side of an emotionally charged topic." - Publishers Weekly review excerpt

Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know by Rickie Solinger - Oxford, 2013.
call number: 363.96 Sol
"Includes a concise, unbiased explanation of the historical (e.g., while before the mid-19th century, a woman could legally ask a physician or midwife to terminate her pregnancy, by 1910 almost every state had criminalized abortion), political, legislative, and judicial elements surrounding the issue. . . Researchers interested in the full context of abortion rights and other reproductive issues will appreciate this helpful guide." - Library Journal review excerpt

The Street Politics of Abortion: Speech, Violence, and America's Culture Wars by Joshua C. Wilson - Stanford Law Books, 2013.
call number: 363.46 Wil
"Wilson (political science, Univ. of Denver) chronicles the evolution of the anti-abortion movement from grassroots clinic protests to its present form as a highly organized and politically powerful collection of institutions. . . This is a thoughtful and well-documented history of the anti-abortion movement, not an analysis of the right or wrong of abortion." - Library Journal review excerpt