By Wendy Simonds
These are the questions that force Wendy Simonds' Abortion at Work. Simonds files the methods in which staff at a feminist sanatorium build compelling feminist visions, and in addition watch their beliefs fall brief in perform. Simonds translates those women's narratives to get at how abortion works on feminism, and to exhibit what feminism can achieve by means of rethinking abortion using those activists' phrases. In completely enticing prose, Simonds frames her research with a relocating account of her personal own figuring out of the issues.
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In 1991, the Center gradually extended the length of gestational time through which abortions were performed, from twenty-one to twenty-six weeks; and it redesigned the way in which first-trimester abortions were staffed by collapsing two jobs (the doctor's assistant and the woman's advocate) into one in order to cut costs. The Organization of This Book Abortion at Work is divided into two parts. Part One, "Feminists Working" (Chapters One through Three), examines the women's narratives about their work routines; situates that work historically within the context of the feminist movement and the anti-feminist countermovement; and describes the ways in which working at the Center influenced the women's thinking about themselves, abortion, and feminism more generally.
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Page iii Abortion at Work Ideology And Practice In A Feminist Clinic Wendy Simonds RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PRESS New Brunswick, New Jersey title : Abortion At Work : Ideology and Practice in a Feminist Clinic author : Simonds, Wendy. publisher : Rutgers University Press isbn10 | asin : 0813522447 print isbn13 : 9780813522449 ebook isbn13 : 9780585026657 language : English subject Abortion--Social aspects--United States--Case studies, Abortion services--United States--Employees--Case studies, Feminism--United States--Case studies.
Abortion at work: ideology and practice in a feminist clinic by Wendy Simonds