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High in the Andes: The Ministry of Reproductive Rights
Dr. Pablo Rodriguez reflects on his provision of abortion in an unnamed Latin American country. Introduction by Carole Joffe.
It's Not Just Abortion, Stupid: Progressives and Abortion
Many progressives are now undergoing a reevaluation of the “costs” of a commitment to abortion rights. Abortion can best be defended if it is framed as one element of a larger platform of sexual and reproductive rights and services. There exists now a powerful opening to expose the hypocrisy of “family values” conservatives who seek to withhold from working Americans virtually all that they need&mdash;contraception, meaningful sex education, health care for the uninsured, living wages, affordable childcare, as well as abortion care&mdash;to raise healthy families. This piece is reprinted from the Winter 2005 issue of <i>Dissent</i>.
Carole Joffe: The Right's Bitter Pill
In this piece, Carole Joffe discusses one of the most unusual new fronts in the neverending abortion war--the growing instances of "pro-life" pharmacists who refuse to fill women's birth control prescriptions. Similar to <a href="/research/joffe/index.css">other pieces</a> on the Longview website, Joffe argues here that the reproductive rights movement, while supporting legal abortions, also works to prevent unwanted pregnancies; in contrast, many of those opposed to abortion also promote policies that virtually assure there will be more unwanted pregnancies, and thus, more abortions. Given the near universality of contraceptive use by American women, and especially the high rate of use of birth control pills, and the high rate of approval of contraceptive use by Americans generally, Joffe sees this movement of pharmacists' refusal as a classic case of "overreaching" by the Religious Right that may well backfire.
An Open Letter to Dalton Conley
Recently, Dalton Conley, a professor of sociology at NYU, published a controversial op-ed in the New York Times, arguing that men should have to right to veto a woman's abortion, if he is willing to commit to raising the child that would result from that pregnancy. In this Open Letter, Longview Senior Fellow Carole Joffe spells out the numerous ways in which Conley's proposal is misguided.
Carole Joffe: Reproductive Regression
An increase in illegal abortions isn't a theoretical outcome of <em>Roe</em> someday being overturned. It's already happening, writes Carole Joffe at
Morality and the Abortion Provider
In this editorial, originally published in the journal <i>Contraception</i>, Longview Senior Fellow Carole Joffe addresses the unique perspective on "morality" that she has noted among those who provide abortions. Joffe observes in this group a "moral vision without moralism" that she argues is "the only viable foundation for the humane regulation of sexuality."
Carole Joffe: Abortion Hotlines Feel the Crunch
Restrictive laws are turning abortion hotline counselors into financial and legal advisors, Carole Joffe writes at Alternet. And new legislation that would relieve some of the pressure has no chance of passing.
Politicizing Birth Control
The Religious Right and the Reshaping of Sexual Policy - An Examination of Reproductive Rights and Sexuality Education
Carole Joffe: The Loneliness of the Abortion Patient
Rather than expressing solidarity with others experiencing unwanted pregnancies, Carole Joffe and Kate Cosby write on <i></i>, many abortion patients take pains to distinguish themselves as different from other women getting abortions.
Carole Joffe: Bush and SCHIP: It’s Also About Fetuses
George W. Bush's treatment of children's health issues represents a perfect marriage of two of the main pillars of his presidency: a full-throttle opposition to effective government programs, and a relentless promotion of measures favored by his Religious Right base.

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