Liberty and Sexuality: The Right to Privacy and the Making of Roe v. Wade

PDF Liberty and Sexuality The Right to Privacy and the Making of Roe v Wade While I disagree with the perspective from which this book is written it provides an important and detailed history from

PDF Liberty and Sexuality: The Right to Privacy and the Making of Roe v. Wade While I disagree with the perspective from which this book is written, it provides an important and detailed history from which many important lessons can be gleaned. . Liberty and Sexuality: The Right to Privacy and the Making of Roe v. Wade Viral Book Liberty and Sexuality is a definitive account of the legal and political struggles that created the right to privacy and won constitutional protection for a woman s right to choose abortion.Roe v Wade, the landmark 1973 U.S Supreme Court ruling that established that right, grew out of not only efforts to legalize abortion but also out of earlier battles against statutesLiberty and Sexuality is a definitive account of the legal and political struggles that created the right to privacy and won constitutional protection for a woman s right to choose abortion.Roe v Wade, the landmark 1973 U.S Supreme Court ruling that established that right, grew out of not only efforts to legalize abortion but also out of earlier battles against statutes that criminalized birth control When the U.S Supreme Court in 1965, in Griswold v Connecticut, voided such a prohibition as an outrageous intrusion upon marital privacy, it opened a previously unimagined constitutional door the opportunity to argue that a woman s access to a safe, legal abortion was also a fundamental constitutional right.Garrow s essential history details both the unheralded contributions of the young lawyers who filed America s first abortion rights cases and also the inside the Supreme Court deliberations that produced Roe v Wade.In this updated and expanded paperback edition, Garrow also traces the post Roe evolution of abortion rights battles and the wider struggle for sexual privacy up through the 25th anniversary of Roe in early 1998.. David J Garrow is Professor of Law History and Distinguished Faculty Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.. Good Book Liberty and Sexuality: The Right to Privacy and the Making of Roe v. Wade 3.5Disclaimer: Arc via Netgalley, courtesy of Open Road Media. Damn you Open Road Media. You keep approving me for these books and then I feel guilty because it is impossible to write a long review for some them. Then I feel guilty. (Yeah, I know, but I swear guilt is my default setting. I’m trying to change, I am). Okay, to say that this book is dry would be fair. At the most basic, it is a legal history of birth control and abortion from the later days of Sanger to the 1990s. Undoubtedly, a legal student or scholar would get more out of it than a general reader. But Garrow does a very good job at making what is dry in subject matter, very readable. Yet, this is a book that you must read if you are woman – regardless of how you feel about abortion. And you should read it if you are a man. Hell, you should read it if you live in the United States. I use to tell people that to talk about abortion they needed to read Roe vs. Wade in some form – an edited version of the dissent and decision at the very least. Now, I am going to say Roe vs. Wade and Garrow’s work. I understand more about the debate and history then I did before. Garrow does humanize some of the players (and not just the ones you would think); he also illustrates the history that gets lost in the argument. Everyone knows about the coat hangers and such because of buttons, but there are facts in here that are even more shocking and disturbing the development of the law. It’s true, most of the focus is on the East Coast but considering the history, this isn’t all that surprising. And it is a legal history, not a general one.And I really don't know what else to say about this book. Isn't that enough?Okay, one more thing: I want to thank Open Road Media. Long ago, they became one of the “reliable” publishers for me. You know a publisher where if you haven’t heard of the author, you are still willing to try it simply because of the publishing house. A good portion of what Open Road does is make back listed books available for the ereader. I applaud the fact that much of these books are connected to important topics or important topics in history – for instance their Forbidden Library Series. I applaud the fact that Open Road Media publishes a great many books for women that deal with women’s issues. Honestly, I can’t thank them enough for it. I would not have read this book at this time (perhaps ever) without their reissue. Garrow’s book makes a good companion to another Open Road re-Issue – The Search for An Abortionist. (Open Road Media may not be a strictly Feminist Press, but it does seem to be feminist in a great many books).

  1. David J Garrow is Professor of Law History and Distinguished Faculty Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

719 Reply to “Liberty and Sexuality: The Right to Privacy and the Making of Roe v. Wade”

  1. 3.5Disclaimer Arc via Netgalley, courtesy of Open Road Media Damn you Open Road Media You keep approving me for these books and then I feel guilty because it is impossible to write a long review for some them Then I feel guilty Yeah, I know, but I swear guilt is my default setting I m trying to change, I am Okay, to say that this book is dry would be fair At the most basic, it is a legal history of birth control and abortion from the later days of Sanger to the 1990s Undoubtedly, a legal student [...]


  2. While I disagree with the perspective from which this book is written, it provides an important and detailed history from which many important lessons can be gleaned.


  3. It s actually three different books in one The first portion of the book is a very detailed, decades long, activist driven narrative of the successful effort to the extent that having to spend decades worth of energy against an uncommonly silly statute constitutes success against Connecticut s birth control prohibition, culminating in the Supreme Court s Griswold decision The second portion is a somewhat less comprehensive, lawyer driven narrative of attacks on state abortion prohibitions, culmi [...]


  4. Exhaustive and slightly exhausting Very informative and written in a fashion that is accessible to the layperson The first half, describing the run up to and litigation of Griswold, is unsurprisingly given its 1994 publication date stronger and thoroughly researched than the latter portion, discussing the post Roe landscape and the fall out from the Casey decision It does leave one with the impression that this will never really be fully settled case law, and also underscores how very important [...]


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