The politics of the pill gender, framing, and policymaking in the battle over birth control

This work assesses the impact of gender in shaping debates over birth control in the United States. While situating itself in the appropriate historical context, this text's primary focus is on the controversies surrounding insurance coverage of contraception between Congress's 2009 delibe...

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Main Authors: VanSickle-Ward, Rachel, 1977- (Author), Wallsten, Kevin (Author)
Language:English
Series:Oxford scholarship online.
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Online Access:Link to e-book
Summary:This work assesses the impact of gender in shaping debates over birth control in the United States. While situating itself in the appropriate historical context, this text's primary focus is on the controversies surrounding insurance coverage of contraception between Congress's 2009 deliberations over the Affordable Care Act and the Supreme Court's 2016 ruling in Zubik v. Burwell. Specifically, the volume addresses three interrelated questions about the politics of the pill during this often contentious seven-year period: Who spoke? What did they say? Did it matter? In answering these questions, the text casts a wide net, examining legislative floor debates, committee hearings, statutory wording, amicus briefs, media coverage, Supreme Court rulings, and public opinion polls.
Item Description:Due to be issued in print: 2020.
Physical Description:1 online resource : illustrations (black and white).
Audience:Specialized.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Published: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019.
ISBN:9780190909536 (ebook)