"Abortion Will Deprive You of Happiness!": Soviet Reproductive Politics in the Post-Stalin Era

@article{Randall2011AbortionWD,
  title={"Abortion Will Deprive You of Happiness!": Soviet Reproductive Politics in the Post-Stalin Era},
  author={Amy E. Randall},
  journal={Journal of Women's History},
  year={2011},
  volume={23},
  pages={13 - 38}
}
  • A. Randall
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of Women's History
This article examines Soviet reproductive politics after the Communist regime legalized abortion in 1955. The regime's new abortion policy did not result in an end to the condemnation of abortion in official discourse. The government instead launched an extensive campaign against abortion. Why did authorities bother legalizing the procedure if they still disapproved of it so strongly? Using archival sources, public health materials, and medical as well as popular journals to investigate the… Expand

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