Aftershocks : the impact of clinic violence on abortion services

Aftershocks : the impact of clinic violence on abortion services

Author: Mireille Jacobson

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ISBN: OCLC:705260727

Category: Economics

Page: 60

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Between 1973 and 2003, abortion providers in the United States were the targets of over 300 acts of extreme violence. Using unique data on attacks and on abortions, abortion providers, and births, we examine how anti-abortion violence has affected providers' decisions to perform abortions and women's decisions about whether and where to terminate a pregnancy. We find that clinic violence reduces abortion services in targeted areas. Once travel is taken into account, however, the overall effect of the violence is much smaller.

Violence at Women's Health Clinics

Violence at Women's Health Clinics

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

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ISBN: LOC:00172133046

Category: Abortion services

Page: 104

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Abortion Clinics

Abortion Clinics

Author: Evi L. Rezmovic

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788177408

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Page: 108

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The 1980s and early 1990s brought violence to abortion clinics across the country. In response, Congress passed the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act of 1994 , which made it a federal offense to engage in violent or obstructive conduct intended to interfere with people seeking or providing reproductive health services. This report provides info. on (1) the occurrence of abortion clinic incidents before and after FACE; (2) views regarding FACE and its effectiveness from rep's. of these clinics, police depts., federal agencies, and national org's.; (3) efforts by local and federal law enforcement agencies following the enactment of FACE; and (4) court cases pertaining to FACE.

Living in the Crosshairs

Living in the Crosshairs

Author: David S. Cohen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199377558

Category: Social Science

Page: 337

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"A chilling exposé of the threats, harassment, and worse that American abortion providers face on a daily basis-and groundbreaking remedies to stop it"--

Accessing the Right to Choose

Accessing the Right to Choose

Author: Hannah Gourdie

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ISBN: OCLC:1048895520

Category: Abortion

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During the 1980s and 1990s, anti-abortion violence and harassment targeted at reproductive health clinics spiked in response to religious and political mobilization around the national decriminalization of abortion. To combat violence, harassment, and mass protests at clinics, 16 states and DC enacted abortion clinic access laws. These laws typically prohibit certain activities, such as obstruction and vandalism, and some create no-protest buffer zones that restrict clinic protests. Most research on clinic access laws concentrates on how these laws affect levels of anti-abortion violence and disruption targeted at clinics. Other literature focuses on the tensions between pro-life speech and privacy/abortion rights that buffer zone laws have engendered. This paper seeks to link these two bodies of literature by exploring the contexts in which clinic access laws are enacted. Using logistic regression analyses, this research evaluates the relationship between indicators of state abortion policy-making environments with the likelihood that a state will enact an abortion clinic access law. Further, it investigates how states draw on their past approach to free speech rights when enacting buffer zone laws. Ultimately, this study finds that clinic access law enactment is significantly predicted by the percent of female legislators in a state and the enactment of the federal-level clinic access law in 1994. In doing so, it demonstrates that access laws are redistributive policies, not morality policies. Thus, this research complicates the traditional depiction of abortion policy, showing that mass-level polarization into dichotomous pro-choice/anti-abortion and liberal/conservative campus does not influence the production of all forms of abortion policy.

Contested Spaces: Abortion Clinics, Women's Shelters and Hospitals

Contested Spaces: Abortion Clinics, Women's Shelters and Hospitals

Author: Lori A. Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317160328

Category: Architecture

Page: 254

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In this book, Lori Brown examines the relationship between space, defined physically, legally and legislatively, and how these factors directly impact the spaces of abortion. It analyzes how various political entities shape the physical landscapes of inclusion and exclusion to reproductive healthcare access, and questions what architecture's responsibilities are in respect to this spatial conflict. Employing writing, drawing and mapping methodologies, this interdisciplinary project explores restrictions and legislatures which directly influence abortion policy in the US, Mexico and Canada. It questions how these legal rulings produce spatial complexities and why architecture isn't more culturally and spatially engaged with these spaces. In Mexico, where abortion is fully legal only in Mexico City during the first trimester, women must travel vast distances and undergo extreme conditions in order to access the procedure. Conservative state governments continue to make abortion a severely punishable crime. In Canada, there are nowhere near the cultural and religious stigmas to abortion as in the US and Mexico. Completely legal and without restrictions, Canada offers an important contrast to the ongoing abortion issues within the US and Mexico. Researching the spatial implications of such a politicized space, this book expands beyond a study of abortion clinic and includes other spaces such as women's shelters and hospitals that require multiple levels of secured spaces in order to discuss the spatial ramifications of access and security within spaces that are highly personal, private, and sometimes secret or even hidden. In questioning what architecture's responsibility is in these spatial conflicts, the book looks at how what architecture 'does' can be used to reconsider the spaces and security around such contested places, and ultimately suggests what design's potential impact might be. In doing so, it shows how architecture's role might be redefined within social and spatial practices.

Abortion Clinic Violence

Abortion Clinic Violence

Author: United States Congress House Committe

Publisher: Nabu Press

ISBN: 1289784086

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Page: 254

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