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The New States of Abortion Politics (2016)

A collection of three closely related essays related to the US Supreme Court case McCullen v. Coakley (2014), the manuscript uses the case as a means of explaining the historic development of American abortion politics; the institutionalization of the anti-abortion movement, with particular attention paid to the development of legal resources; & a discussion of the contemporary state of abortion politics, and the potential future, given the abortion conflict’s past. Like “The Street Politics of Abortion,” this text blends narrative elements with academic analysis, but it has an even greater interest in making the nuances and broader significance of this conflict accessible to a wide-ranging readership.