The Resource Wrath of angels : the American abortion war, James Risen & Judy L. Thomas

Wrath of angels : the American abortion war, James Risen & Judy L. Thomas

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Wrath of angels : the American abortion war
Title
Wrath of angels
Title remainder
the American abortion war
Statement of responsibility
James Risen & Judy L. Thomas
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book traces the rise and fall of the anti-abortion movement in the US beginning with the events that led up to the Roe vs. Wade decision, a "true legal landmark of the post-World War II era" and the way Harry Blackmun's attempts to cut off debate failed and, in fact, led to the political mobilization of America's Christian fundamentalists. The second part of the book tells the stories of John O'Keefe, the "father of rescue"; Michael Bray, "the father of violence"; Joseph Scheidler, Francis Schaeffer, and Jerry Falwell, the "new militants; the "Battle of St. Louis"; John Ryan's obsession; and the events in Pensacola Florida featuring "Saint" John Andrews and Randall Terry. Part 3 is devoted to an explication of Operation Rescue, and part 4 covers the events in Wichita during the summer of 1991 and the culmination of anti-abortion wrath in the murders of abortion providers. The epilogue notes that these murders as well as a renewed wave of violence in the form of clinic bombings and arsons finally forced the federal government to respond with the FACE Act and spelled the eventual end of significant anti-abortion activism. It is also noted that although Operation Rescue failed to make any significant inroads into the number of abortions performed, increasingly improved use of contraception is causing the abortion rate to decline. The most potent impact of the anti-abortion movement was the political mobilization of the religious right
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Risen, James
Dewey number
363.46/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ767.15
LC item number
.R57 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
HQ 767
NLM item number
W942 1998
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Thomas, Judy L.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pro-life movement
  • Pro-life movement
  • Abortion
  • Abortion services
  • Bombings
  • Abortus provocatus
  • Recht op leven
  • Ongeboren leven
  • Sociale bewegingen
  • Abortion, Induced
  • Family Planning Services
  • Politics
  • Public Opinion
  • Violence
  • Avortement
  • Services d'avortement
  • Mouvements antiavortement
  • Schwangerschaftsabbruch
  • Bürgerrechtsbewegung
  • USA
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Wrath of angels : the American abortion war, James Risen & Judy L. Thomas
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [379]-384) and index
Contents
Before Roe -- The struggle for Roe -- The father of rescue: John O'Keefe -- The father of violence: Michael Bray -- The new militants: Joseph Scheidler, Francis Schaeffer, and Jerry Falwell -- The battle of St. Louis -- John Ryan's obsession -- Pensacola: from Saint Joan to Randall Terry -- Street preacher: Randall Terry -- Blood guiltiness -- The siege of Atlanta -- Betrayal and breakup -- Wichita: summer of mercy? -- A time to kill
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 402 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036934096
Label
Wrath of angels : the American abortion war, James Risen & Judy L. Thomas
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [379]-384) and index
Contents
Before Roe -- The struggle for Roe -- The father of rescue: John O'Keefe -- The father of violence: Michael Bray -- The new militants: Joseph Scheidler, Francis Schaeffer, and Jerry Falwell -- The battle of St. Louis -- John Ryan's obsession -- Pensacola: from Saint Joan to Randall Terry -- Street preacher: Randall Terry -- Blood guiltiness -- The siege of Atlanta -- Betrayal and breakup -- Wichita: summer of mercy? -- A time to kill
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 402 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036934096

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