THE SEARCH FOR AN ABORTIONIST by Nancy Howell Lee

THE SEARCH FOR AN ABORTIONIST

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A highly specialized and necessarily speculative study of that ""widespread and uncoordinated activity"" with referrals to the available literature of both a popular and more technical nature. But primarily this is grounded on data collected from 114 women--how they felt (and the men involved or not too concerned) about the unwanted conception; how they conducted their search for an abortionist; the fees paid; and the procedure itself, when and how done, along with the aftereffects, physical or emotional. Only one later regretted having the abortion but many more felt that others should be spared both the suffering and humiliation. All of this is tabulated and diagrammed and summarized; the handling is non-judgmental and admittedly it can only be a partial view.

Pub Date: June 24th, 1969
Publisher: Univ. of Chicago Press