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Abortion (Third Edition)

Abortion (Third Edition)

The Supreme Court Decisions, 1965-2007

Edited, with Introduction, by Ian Shapiro

2007 - 336 pp.

Format ISBN Price Qty
Cloth 978-0-87220-904-6
$43.00
Paper 978-0-87220-903-9
$16.00

Quick Overview

"Abortion: The Supreme Court Decisions is the essential collection of abortion case decisions for students and scholars.  With comprehensive coverage of both the foundational and the very latest cases, the volume guides the reader through the intricate channels of constituently reasoning around reproductive rights.  Shapiro's new introduction maps the history and implications of abortion jurisprudence with welcome clarity.  No library or personal collection of works on Supreme Court jurisprudence, reproductive rights, or the ethics of abortion policy will be complete without Shapiro's new edition."
     —Lisa Ellis, Texas A&M University

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Updated to include the 2007 decision Gonzales v. Carhart, this volume provides all of the major Supreme Court decisions on abortion—as well as many majority, dissenting, and plurality opinions—carefully edited for use in undergraduate and graduate courses in a variety of disciplines. 

In his introductory essay, Shapiro sets these cases in political, historical, and philosophical context, and gives the reader a sense of what the main issues in the constitutional law of abortion are likely to be in the future.

 

Reviews:

"Abortion: The Supreme Court Decisions is the essential collection of abortion case decisions for students and scholars.  With comprehensive coverage of both the foundational and the very latest cases, the volume guides the reader through the intricate channels of constituently reasoning around reproductive rights.  Shapiro's new introduction maps the history and implications of abortion jurisprudence with welcome clarity.  No library or personal collection of works on Supreme Court jurisprudence, reproductive rights, or the ethics of abortion policy will be complete without Shapiro's new edition."
     —Lisa Ellis, Texas A&M University

 

"Dispute over whether abortion should never, sometimes, or always be legal remains at the center of American jurisprudence, politics, and  morality.  It shows no sign of dissolving into the negotiation and compromise of 'politics as usual.'  Thus Ian Shapiro's Abortion is an invaluable book.  The third edition provides not only the Supreme Court decisions but also an expanded Introduction by Shapiro.  The Introduction does just what this vexed issue needs—laying out the history, law, partisanship, and philosophy of the abortion debate.  Abortion is a wonderful resource for teaching and research, or simply for pondering this troubling and complex issue."
     —Jennifer L. Hochschild, Harvard University

 

"This book provides an essential resource for understanding one of the most divisive issues in American politics.  The collection of edited cases and dissents, together with Shapiro's lucid introduction, offers teachers and students alike an unsurpassed guide for understanding and debating the legal conflicts over abortion."
     —Margaret Weir, University of California at Berkeley

 

"Shapiro puts the materials necessary for understanding the evolving constitutional arguments around abortion in the hands of readers. He guides readers to and through these texts with a Preface, Introduction and references that allow the reader to engage with the arguments. The texts teach us not only about the specific arguments related to abortion but also about constitutional reasoning on the Supreme Court."
     —Brooke Ackerly, Vanderbilt University

 

About the Author:

Ian Shapiro is Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale University, where he also serves as Henry R. Luce Director of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies.