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The Resource Articles of faith : a frontline history of the abortion wars, Cynthia Gorney

Articles of faith : a frontline history of the abortion wars, Cynthia Gorney

Label
Articles of faith : a frontline history of the abortion wars
Title
Articles of faith
Title remainder
a frontline history of the abortion wars
Statement of responsibility
Cynthia Gorney
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Articles of Faith, veteran journalist Cynthia Gorney presents the first balanced political and social narrative of the most significant years in the abortion conflict, told from the perspective of the people who fought the battles on both sides. Focusing on the battle in Missouri, which mirrors the deepening abortion conflicts around the country as American states first begin changing their century-old criminal abortion laws. Gorney draws from more than five hundred interviews and previously unseen archival material to create the first narrative history of the modern American abortion conflict ever written. The central characters, whose evolving personal stories and eventual confrontation in the U.S. Supreme Court form the narrative drive of Articles of Faith, are two passionate, strong-willed leaders from opposing camps in the city of St. Louis: Judith Widdicombe and Samuel Lee. Judith Widdicombe is a registered nurse who runs the abortion underground in Missouri during the illegal-abortion days of the 1960s, and who then goes on after Roe V. Wade to set up almost singlehandedly the first legal abortion clinic in Missouri. Samuel Lee is a young pacifist and would-be seminarian who arrives in St. Louis to begin his formal religious studies and finds himself instead drawn to the more compelling and immediated work of the right-to-life movement. Their battle culminates in 1989, when the provocative abortion bill Sam eventually lobbies through the Missouri legislature becomes the centerpiece of William L. Webster v. Reproductive Health Services - the most intently watched Supreme Court case of the late 1980s, because it is the very first case to challenge Roe v. Wade directly before what is generally assumed to be an anti-Roe court. The Reproductive Health Services of the Webster case, the lead plaintiff in this nationally anticipated litigation, is Judy Widdicombe's St. Louis abortion clinic
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gorney, Cynthia
Dewey number
363.46/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ767.5.U5
LC item number
G68 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abortion
  • Pro-life movement
  • Pro-choice movement
  • Movimiento pro vida
  • Movimiento pro selección
  • Abortion
  • Pro-choice movement
  • Pro-life movement
  • Missouri
  • Abortus provocatus
  • Ongeboren leven
  • Recht op leven
  • Abortion, Induced
Label
Articles of faith : a frontline history of the abortion wars, Cynthia Gorney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 528-553) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • The Writing in the Heart
  • 5.
  • Exhibit A
  • 6.
  • The Ruling
  • 7.
  • The Target
  • Part Two.
  • A House Afire
  • Part One.
  • 8.
  • The Education of the Pharisee
  • 9.
  • A Lesser of Evils
  • 10.
  • A House Afire
  • Part Three.
  • The Seventh Question
  • 11.
  • The Litmus Test
  • The Phone on the Porch
  • 12.
  • The Count
  • 13.
  • The Seventh Question
  • 14.
  • Zealots
  • 1.
  • Codes
  • 2.
  • The Wedge
  • 3.
  • Heaven and Earth
Control code
ocm37694169
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
575 pages
Isbn
9780684809045
Lccn
97035065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o37694169
  • (OCoLC)37694169
Label
Articles of faith : a frontline history of the abortion wars, Cynthia Gorney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 528-553) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • The Writing in the Heart
  • 5.
  • Exhibit A
  • 6.
  • The Ruling
  • 7.
  • The Target
  • Part Two.
  • A House Afire
  • Part One.
  • 8.
  • The Education of the Pharisee
  • 9.
  • A Lesser of Evils
  • 10.
  • A House Afire
  • Part Three.
  • The Seventh Question
  • 11.
  • The Litmus Test
  • The Phone on the Porch
  • 12.
  • The Count
  • 13.
  • The Seventh Question
  • 14.
  • Zealots
  • 1.
  • Codes
  • 2.
  • The Wedge
  • 3.
  • Heaven and Earth
Control code
ocm37694169
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
575 pages
Isbn
9780684809045
Lccn
97035065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o37694169
  • (OCoLC)37694169

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