Ginsburg "Procreation Stories"

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1. Ginsburg's Fieldwork

1.1. The women activists were engaged in the abortion controversy from 1981-1983.

1.2. 21 activists were pro-life

1.3. 14 activists were pro-choice

2. Reproduction, Generation & Nurturance

2.1. Members from both sides usually are white, middle class females.

2.2. Up until the age of 18, it is hard to predict what side a girl will be on.

2.3. Pro-Choice

2.3.1. Born in 1940's and already have reached the age of marriage and children.

2.4. Right to Life

2.4.1. One group was born in 1920's and were most active in the 70's

2.4.2. One group was born in the 1950's who are currently the most active. They left their job once they became pregnant. Some are feminists.

3. Introduction

3.1. Fargo Woman's Health Center opened in 1981

3.2. The two group divisions were were choice and pro life.

4. "Problem of Generations" by Mannheim

4.1. It is about the importance of individual life cycle & rapidly changing historical conditions.

4.1.1. 2 Processes

4.1.1.1. Biological Factors= Women's sexual and reproductive experiences

4.1.1.2. Historical Moment= Shaping cultures

5. PRO CHOICE

5.1. Defended abortion clinic

5.2. Most pro-choice members were born between 1942-1952

5.3. They are pro-choice because of experiences & choice with sexuality, pregnancy & child bearing.

5.4. Kay aborted her 5th child because it was an accident. The story was made public.

5.5. Nurturance is broadly defined

6. RIGHT TO LIFE

6.1. Concerned with preservation of female nurturance

6.2. Helen was asked by a church member to join group.

6.3. They go by the verse "I knew you before you were formed in your mothers womb".

6.4. Most right to life members were born between 1952-1962.

6.5. Supporters continue to get stereotyped.

6.6. They view abortion as "A loss of locus of unconditional nurturance in social order."

6.6.1. "Destroys the precious essence of womanliness."

7. Conclusion

7.1. This paper explained the american concepts redefined by female activists.

7.2. It demonstrates how reproduction is always given meaning and value within a historical context.

7.3. Presents a paradox.

7.4. Both sides are trying to naturalize their solutions.

7.5. Both sides also share a critique of a society.