Abjection and mourning in the struggle over fetal remains

@article{Leach2020AbjectionAM,
  title={Abjection and mourning in the struggle over fetal remains},
  author={Brittany R. Leach},
  journal={Contemporary Political Theory},
  year={2020},
  volume={20},
  pages={141-164}
}
Should the remains of aborted fetuses be treated as human corpses or medical waste? How can feminists defend abortion rights without erasing the experiences of women who mourn fetal death or lending support to pro-life constructions of fetal personhood? To answer these questions, I trace the role of abjection and mourning in debates over fetal remains disposal regulations. Critiquing pro-life views of fetal personhood while challenging feminists to develop richer and more compelling accounts of… 

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