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The Resource Women against abortion : inside the largest moral reform movement of the twentieth century, Karissa Haugeberg

Women against abortion : inside the largest moral reform movement of the twentieth century, Karissa Haugeberg

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Women against abortion : inside the largest moral reform movement of the twentieth century
Title
Women against abortion
Title remainder
inside the largest moral reform movement of the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
Karissa Haugeberg
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Language
eng
Summary
Women from remarkably diverse religious, social, and political backgrounds made up the rank-and-file of anti-abortion activism. Empowered by--yet in many cases scared of--the changes wrought by feminism, they founded grassroots groups, developed now-familiar strategies and tactics, and gave voice to the movement's moral and political dimensions. Drawing on oral histories and interviews with prominent figures, Karissa Haugeberg examines American women's fight against abortion. Beginning in the 1960s, she looks at Marjory Mecklenburg's attempt to shift the attention of anti-abortion leaders from the rights of fetuses to the needs of pregnant women. Moving forward she traces the grassroots work of Catholic women, including Juli Loesch and Joan Andrews, and their encounters with the influx of evangelicals into the movement. She also looks at the activism of evangelical Protestant Shelley Shannon, a prominent pro-life extremist of the 1990s. Throughout, Haugeberg explores important questions such as the ways people fused religious conviction with partisan politics, activists' rationalizations for lethal violence, and how women claimed space within an unshakably patriarchal movement. A balanced treatment of an explosive topic, Women against Abortion is an overdue portrait of the foot soldiers behind a potent American cause. -- Provided by publisher
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1978-
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Haugeberg, Karissa
Dewey number
320.082/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ767.5.U5
LC item number
H397 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Women, gender, and sexuality in American history
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  • Pro-life movement
  • Abortion
  • Women
Label
Women against abortion : inside the largest moral reform movement of the twentieth century, Karissa Haugeberg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages185-212) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The emergence of crisis pregnancy centers -- The invention of postabortion syndrome -- Feminist Catholic women's grassroots antiabortion activism -- Women and the rescue movement -- Women and lethal violence in the antiabortion movement -- Epilogue: the legacies of women's work in the antiabortion movement
Control code
ocn962242636
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 220 pages
Isbn
9780252082467
Lccn
2016046278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)962242636
Label
Women against abortion : inside the largest moral reform movement of the twentieth century, Karissa Haugeberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages185-212) 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
Introduction -- The emergence of crisis pregnancy centers -- The invention of postabortion syndrome -- Feminist Catholic women's grassroots antiabortion activism -- Women and the rescue movement -- Women and lethal violence in the antiabortion movement -- Epilogue: the legacies of women's work in the antiabortion movement
Control code
ocn962242636
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 220 pages
Isbn
9780252082467
Lccn
2016046278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)962242636

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