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Flinders University
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Abortion, family planning, reproductive rights, modern US, social movements, religion, women's history, Ronald Reagan, Republican Party, US conservatism
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Prudence Flowers, The Right-to-Life Movement, the Reagan Administration, and the Politics of Abortion (Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2019).


Prudence Flowers, “The purists and the pragmatists: The right-to-life movement and the problem of the exceptional abortion in the United States, 1980s-2010s,” Women’s Studies International Forum 78 (7) (2020).

Prudence Flowers, “‘Voodoo biology’: The right-to-life campaign against family planning programs in the United States in the 1980s,” Women’s History Review 29 (2) (2020).

Prudence Flowers, “Fighting the ‘hurricane winds’ of abortion liberalization: Americans United for Life and the struggle for self-definition before Roe v. Wade,” The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics, and Culture 11 (2) (2018).

Prudence Flowers, “‘A pro-life disaster’: The Reagan administration and the nomination of Sandra Day O’Connor,” Journal of Contemporary History 53 (2) (2017).

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Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Politics, Religion, Sexuality, Women