The religious right and the reshaping of sexual policy: An examination of reproductive rights and sexuality education

  title={The religious right and the reshaping of sexual policy: An examination of reproductive rights and sexuality education},
  author={Diane di Mauro and Carole Joffe},
  journal={Sexuality Research \& Social Policy},
  • D. MauroC. Joffe
  • Published 1 March 2007
  • Sociology
  • Sexuality Research & Social Policy
This article chronicles the impact on sexuality policy in the United States of the rise of the Religious Right as a significant force in American politics. Using a case study analysis of abortion-reproductive rights and sexuality education, it narrates the story of how U.S. policy debates and practices have changed since the 1970s as sexual conservatism rose in prominence and sexual progressives declined in power. The Religious Right’s appeal to traditional moral values and its ability to… 

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