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Surprising Religious and Republican Roots to Planned Parenthood: An Arizona Case Study


Abstract Planned Parenthood, one of the United States’ largest providers of reproductive health services, has campaigned for decades to secure women’s reproductive rights in the political sphere. However, few scholars have written on the social and political history that preceded the general religious and Republican hostility toward the organization in the twenty-first century. Through Planned Parenthood’s growth in the mid-twentieth century, both political parties and many religious organizations pushed for family planning and access to contraception as solutions to population growth and poverty. Arizona was used as a case study to examine the broader context of the shift in the ideas of political parties and religious organizations surrounding the... (more)
Created Date 2016-05
Contributor Nunez-Eddy, Claudia Margarita (Author) / Maienschein, Jane (Thesis Director) / O'Neil, Erica (Committee Member) / Abboud, Alexis (Committee Member) / School of Life Sciences / School of Human Evolution and Social Change / Barrett, The Honors College
Subject Republicans / Planned Parenthood / Reproductive Rights / Birth Control / Goldwater / History / Abortion / Arizona
Series Academic Year 2015-2016
Type Text
Extent 94 pages
Language English
Rights All Rights Reserved
Collaborating Institutions Barrett, the Honors College
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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