Looking back, looking around, looking forward: A woman’s right to choose

Patricia Gober, Mark W. Rosenberg

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Abstract

The right of North American women to choose abortion as a reproductive option was dealt a grave blow on October 23, 1998 when Dr Barnett Slepian, an obstetrician/gynecologist from Buffalo, New York became the seventh casualty of anti-abortion violence since 1993. Slepian, long a target of antiabortion protestors, was shot by a sniper through the kitchen window of his home. The shooting followed a warning by a Canadian-American task force investigating four earlier attacks in the border region on three Canadian doctors and one American doctor from Rochester, New York (Berger 1998).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeographies of Women's Health
Subtitle of host publicationPlace, Diversity and Difference
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages88-104
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781134562497
ISBN (Print)041523607X, 9780415695336
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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    Gober, P., & Rosenberg, M. W. (2012). Looking back, looking around, looking forward: A woman’s right to choose. In Geographies of Women's Health: Place, Diversity and Difference (pp. 88-104). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203186022-12