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By Leslie J. Reagan

Harmful Pregnancies tells the mostly forgotten tale of the German measles epidemic of the early Sixties and the way it created nationwide anxiousness approximately death, disabled, and “dangerous” infants. This epidemic could finally rework abortion politics, produce new technological know-how, and aid construct of the main enduring social activities of the overdue 20th century--the reproductive rights and the incapacity rights routine. At so much a minor rash and fever for girls, German measles (also often called rubella), if gotten smaller while pregnant, may well lead to miscarriages, boy or girl deaths, and severe beginning defects within the infant. Award-winning author Leslie J. Reagan chronicles for the 1st time the discoveries and dilemmas of this ailment in a publication jam-packed with intimate stories--including riveting court testimony, mystery investigations of ladies and medical professionals for abortion, and startling media pix of youngsters with disabilities. In exploring a sickness that modified the United States, risky Pregnancies powerfully illuminates social hobbies that also form person lives, being pregnant, medication, legislation, and politics.

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Reagan, Leslie J.. Dangerous Pregnancies : Mothers, Disabilities, and Abortion in Modern America. : University of California Press, . ppg=55 Copyright © University of California Press. All rights reserved. S. or applicable copyright law. Reagan, Leslie J.. Dangerous Pregnancies : Mothers, Disabilities, and Abortion in Modern America. : University of California Press, . ppg=56 Copyright © University of California Press. All rights reserved. S. or applicable copyright law. Reagan, Leslie J.. Dangerous Pregnancies : Mothers, Disabilities, and Abortion in Modern America.

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