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The Politics of Abortion in Latin America: Public Debates, Private Lives

Jane Marcus-Delgado
The Politics of Abortion in Latin America: Public Debates, Private Lives
ISBN: 978-1-62637-806-3
$79.95 $39.98
Forthcoming October 2019/185 pages/LC: 2019014161
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DESCRIPTION

With Latin America home to some of the most draconian bans on abortion in the world, abortion rights is one of the most controversial and hotly contested topics in Latin American politics today. Jane Marcus-Delgado explores the ways in which key actors—from politicians to grassroots activists to the global community—participate and shape strategies in the ongoing debate.

Marcus-Delgado sheds new light on the dire situation of Latin American women facing unwanted pregnancies, and on the interactions between the state and its most vulnerable members of society.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jane Marcus-Delgado is professor of political science and director of the International Studies Program at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York.

CONTENTS

  • The Politics of Abortion in Latin America.
  • Intersections of Morality and Political Reality.
  • From Revolution and Reform to "Right to Life."
  • Pressure from Below.
  • When Civil Society Meets Uncivil Opponents.
  • Private Lives on the Global Stage.
  • Outside Forces at Work.
  • The Promise of Public Debate.