Seizing the means of reproduction: An illegal feminist abortion collective—How and why it worked

@article{Bart1987SeizingTM,
  title={Seizing the means of reproduction: An illegal feminist abortion collective—How and why it worked},
  author={P. Bart},
  journal={Qualitative Sociology},
  year={1987},
  volume={10},
  pages={339-357}
}
  • P. Bart
  • Published 1987
  • Sociology
  • Qualitative Sociology
This paper describes an illegal feminist abortion collective [the Service] through whose efforts 11,000 abortions were performed between 1969 and 1973 when abortion was legalized. An analysis of interviews from 32 members of this lay group indicates how and why the collective was so effective in providing what is usually a physician-controlled medical procedure. After describing the structure of the organization and the process by which women obtained the abortion, including pre-abortion… Expand
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