Dangerous Pregnancies: Mothers, Disabilities, and Abortion by Leslie J. Reagan

By Leslie J. Reagan

Harmful Pregnancies tells the mostly forgotten tale of the German measles epidemic of the early Nineteen Sixties and the way it created nationwide anxiousness approximately death, disabled, and “dangerous” infants. This epidemic might finally remodel abortion politics, produce new technological know-how, and aid construct of the main enduring social pursuits of the past due 20th century--the reproductive rights and the incapacity rights pursuits. At so much a minor rash and fever for ladies, German measles (also referred to as rubella), if shriveled while pregnant, may perhaps lead to miscarriages, youngster deaths, and critical beginning defects within the child. Award-winning author Leslie J. Reagan chronicles for the 1st time the discoveries and dilemmas of this ailment in a e-book jam-packed with intimate stories--including riveting court testimony, mystery investigations of girls and medical professionals for abortion, and startling media pix of kids with disabilities. In exploring a affliction that modified the USA, harmful Pregnancies powerfully illuminates social hobbies that also form person lives, being pregnant, drugs, legislation, and politics.

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