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Risking their lives : New Zealand abortion stories, 1900-1939, Margaret Sparrow

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Risking their lives : New Zealand abortion stories, 1900-1939
Title
Risking their lives
Title remainder
New Zealand abortion stories, 1900-1939
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Sparrow
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Abortion has always been a fraught political issue in New Zealand, from the draconian laws of the 1860s, when most abortions were illegal and clandestine and society's emphasis was on punishment, to the turbulent abortion rights protests of the 1970s. In the early years of the 20th century, abortion came to be recognised not just as a crime but also as a major public health problem. In response to an embarrassingly large number of deaths from septic abortion, the government in 1936 appointed a Committee of Inquiry to investigate the issues. This was a turning point in people's attitudes to abortion and women's reproductive health in general. Risking Their Lives features many previously untold stories salvaged from the coroner's reports and newspaper reports of the day. The narrative is grim, but this is an honest retelling of our past, primarily letting the stories speak for themselves. As those who fought to make abortion safer and easier for women grow older and there are fewer people who remember what it used to be like, such stories become increasingly important to ensure that history does not repeat itself
Cataloging source
NZ1
Dewey number
362.198880993
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Risking their lives : New Zealand abortion stories, 1900-1939, Margaret Sparrow
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Risking their lives : New Zealand abortion stories, 1900-1939, Margaret Sparrow
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1001434450
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24 cm
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Extent
383 pages
Isbn
9781776561636
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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