Speaking of Abortion: Television and Authority in the Lives of Women. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999.
By Andrea Press and Elizabeth Cole
University of Chicago Press
A volume in the Morality and Society Series.
Over four years, Andrea Press and Elizabeth Cole watched television with women, visiting city houses, suburban subdivisions, modern condominiums, and public housing projects. They found that television depicts abortion as a problem for the poor and the working classes, and that viewers invariably referred to and abided by class when discussing abortion. Speaking of Abortion is an invaluable resource that allows us to hear how ordinary women discuss one of America's most volatile issues.