And the King said:
'Divide the living child in two,
and give half to the one, and half to the other.
1Kings3,25 - KJV
Splitting the Baby considers abortion culture in its variety in American history and law through the literary and visual arts – poetry, short fiction, cartoons, advertising, and rhetoric.
Examining cultural products of the abortion controversies presents a more human side to the conflicts and expands its often narrow focus to more fully engage abortion as a conversation.
Intended for students of literature and law, cultural studies, women’s studies, and interdisciplinary studies, this book capitalizes on the richness of abortion culture without limiting it to a singular political or disciplinary perspective.
Expressing the care and concern behind the legal and political controversies that arise from the abortion debate, it opens its readers to an experience that touches both life and death, the cradle and the grave, an experience that is fundamental to the human condition .