Regendering the U.S. Abortion Debate Journal Article uri icon



  • This paper originated in a conference presentation with my colleague Michael Tooley, at which we were both asked to reā€evaluate articles about abortion that each of us had written over twenty years earlier. While Tooley and I both contended that abortion should be legally unrestricted, there were striking differences in the style and content of our respective arguments. Contemplating these differences has reinforced my own belief in the importance of emphasizing the centrality of gender when discussing abortion. Since gender as we know it is a system of dominance as well as difference (MacKinnon 1987), I take this to mean that contemporary discussions of abortion must address the relationship between abortion access and the social status of women. My early article addressed this relationship to some extent, but the present paper will raise a number of additional gender issues that the early article did not mention.

publication date

  • March 1, 1997

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • November 16, 2013 7:54 AM

Full Author List

  • Jaggar AM

author count

  • 1

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0047-2786

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1467-9833

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 127

end page

  • 140


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