Abortion Politics: Public Policy in Cross Cultural Perspective focuses on current abortion policy and practice in the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan and aims to provide a comprehensive, stimulating and balanced picture of current abortion policy in a cross-cultural perspective. The contributors deal with comparative abortion policy including recent developments in Ireland, Germany and Eastern Europe.
Marianne Githens is a professor at Goucher College. Her previous publications include A Portrait of Marginality and Different Roles, Different Voices: Women and Politics in the United States and Europe. Dorothy McBride Stetson teaches at Florida Atlantic University. Her previous publications include Women's Rights in the USA: Policy Debates and Gender Role.
"This volume serves as a useful reminder that the abortion controvery is not unique to the United States and, more specifically, that other countries have managed the abortion issue more successfully than has been the case in the U.S.. . .The entire Githens and Stetson collection suggests that real people seek to control their fertility in contexts created by real governments." -- Ted G. Jelen, Univ. of Nevada-Las Vegas for Women & Politics, Vol. 21, No. 4