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Crusaders : voices from the abortion front / by Marian Faux.

By: Faux, Marian.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Secaucus, N.J. : Carol Pub. Group, c1990Description: xvi, 289 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1559720204 :; 9781559720205.Subject(s): Pro-choice movement -- United States -- Case studies | Pro-life movement -- United States -- Case studies | Social reformers -- United States -- Case studies | Abortion -- Moral and ethical aspectsAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Crusaders.DDC classification: 363.4/6 LOC classification: HQ767.5.U5 | F38 1990
Contents:
Turning point -- Radical : Frank Susman --- Providers : B.J. Isaacson-Jones and the women of reproductive health services -- Prophet : Randall Terry and Operation Rescue -- Foot soldier : Moira -- Woman of color : Vernice Miller -- Dissident : Frances Kissling.
Summary: Tells the true stories of the movers and shakers on both sides of the abortion issue.
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HQ767.5.U5 A24 1983 The abortion dispute and the American system / HQ767.5.U5 A266 1986 Abortion, opposing viewpoints / HQ767.5.U5 B76 Abortion and the sanctity of human life : HQ767.5.U5 F38 1990 Crusaders : HQ767.5.U5 H37 Stalking the wild taboo HQ767.5.U5 L33 1991 RU 486 : HQ767.5.U5 L84 1984 Abortion and the politics of motherhood /

"A Birch Lane Press book."

Includes index.

Turning point -- Radical : Frank Susman --- Providers : B.J. Isaacson-Jones and the women of reproductive health services -- Prophet : Randall Terry and Operation Rescue -- Foot soldier : Moira -- Woman of color : Vernice Miller -- Dissident : Frances Kissling.

Tells the true stories of the movers and shakers on both sides of the abortion issue.

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Library Journal Review

Faux, who provided a case-study analysis in Roe v. Wade: The Untold Story of the Landmark Supreme Court Decision That Made Abortion Legal ( LJ 6/1/88), here has a more personal focus: she spotlights six major activists who played important roles in the 1989 Supreme Court case on abortion, Webster v . Reproductive Health Services . She presents insightful analyses of both pro-life and pro-choice activists' motives and ideas. Abortion remains a central emotional issue for many population segments, Faux argues, and she explores areas of future conflicts, such as Russell Terry's Operation Rescue, which stops abortions by blocking abortion clinic entrances. This is a thoughtful study that explores the underlying dimensions of abortion politics; recommended for subject collections.--Steven Puro, St. Louis Univ. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

CHOICE Review

The story chronicled by Faux in Roe v. Wade: The Untold Story (CH, Dec'88) is continued here as the focus shifts to the political aftermath of the legalization of abortion. Loosely organized around the 1989 Webster case, the book sketches portraits of six activists: Frank Susman, who represented Reproductive Health Services of St. Louis before the court; B.J. Isaacoson-Jones, director of the same Missouri clinic; Terry Randall, founder of Operation Rescue; "Moira," an activist in Operation Rescue; Vernice Miller of the Center for Constitutional Rights, which filed a friend of the court brief emphasizing women of color; and Frances Kissling, executive director of Catholics for a Free Choice. It is an odd assortment in that activists within leading organizations such as the National Abortion Rights Action League, the Planned Parenthood Federation, and the National Right to Life Association are excluded. Although the six profiles provide some fascinating background to the Webster case, these are clearly Faux's observations with no pretense of objectivity or of a scholarly stance. This book is best used either as a casual read or as a companion to more theoretically rigorous studies of abortion grass roots activism such as Faye Ginsburg's Contested Lives (1989) or Kristin Luker's Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood (CH, Feb'85). -S. Behuniak-Long, Le Moyne College

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