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Author Risen, James.

Title Wrath of angels : the American abortion war / Jim Risen & Judy L. Thomas.

Published New York, NY : Basic Books, [1998]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  363.460973 RISE    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description x, 402 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [379]-384) and index.
Contents 1. Before Roe -- 2. The Struggle for Roe -- 3. The Father of Rescue: John O'Keefe -- 4. The Father of Violence: Michael Bray -- 5. The New Militants: Joseph Scheidler, Francis Schaeffer, and Jerry Falwell -- 6. The Battle of St. Louis -- 7. John Ryan's Obsession -- 8. Pensacola: From Saint Joan to Randall Terry -- 9. Street Preacher: Randall Terry -- 10. Blood Guiltiness -- 11. The Siege of Atlanta -- 12. Betrayal and Breakup -- 13. Wichita: Summer of Mercy? -- 14. A Time to Kill.
Summary Wrath of Angels traces the rise and fall of the American anti-abortion movement and reveals its critical role in the creation of the Religious Right. The book explores why the passionate battle to end abortion failed to achieve its goal and yet in the process became one of the most important - and least understood - social protest movements of the twentieth century. Wrath of Angels documents the origins of the use of civil disobedience in the anti-abortion movement and offers the definitive explanation of why the movement ultimately descended into violence - and collapsed as a political force. It tells the story of the shootings of abortion doctors in the 1990s and draws upon exclusive interviews with the anti-abortion extremists who have been convicted in these crimes.
Other author Thomas, Judy.
Subject Pro-life movement -- United States -- History.
Pro-life movement -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.
Abortion -- Government policy -- United States.
Abortion services -- United States.
Bombings -- United States.
ISBN 0465092721