Wrath of Angels: The American Abortion War

Abortion has been at the emotional center of America s culture wars for a generation Ever since the Supreme Court s landmark Roe v Wade decision, abortion has in many ways defined American politics, creating an ideological demilitarized zone between liberals conservatives Above all, the 25 year war over abortion has been responsible for the most significant socialAbortion has been at the emotional center of America s culture wars for a generation Ever since the Supreme Court s landmark Roe v Wade decision, abortion has in many ways defined American politics, creating an ideological demilitarized zone between liberals conservatives Above all, the 25 year war over abortion has been responsible for the most significant social phenomenon of our times the political cultural mobilization of Evangelical America Further, it s served as the lightning rod for the most intense prolonged debate on the issue of separation of church state since the founding of the nation Now for the 1st time, in a compelling narrative, Wrath of Angels traces the rise fall of the anti abortion movement 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 yet in the process became one of the most important least understood social protest movements of the 20th century The anti abortion movement was the catalyst that convinced Protestant fundamentalists to end their long cultural isolation, leaving their pews for the streets While they failed to change the law, they were transformed themselves, emerging as one for the most potent political forces in America at the end of the century James Risen, an investigative reporter for the LA Times, Judy L Thomas, a reporter for the Kansas City Star, are widely acknowledged as the leading journalistic experts on the anti abortion movement Their narrative history captures all the drama of the abortion battles of the past 25 years reveals how a movement with its roots in the Catholic left s antiwar protests of the 1960s was gradually transformed into a rallying point for the newly muscular Religious Right Wrath of Angels documents the origins of the use of civil disobedience in the anti abortion movement offers the definitive explanation of why the movement ultimately descended into violence collapsed as a political force It tells the story of the shootings of abortion doctors in the 90s draws upon exclusive interviews with the anti abortion extremists who have been convicted of these crimes Anti abortion activism represents the largest social protest movement since the 60s With objective clarity, Risen Thomas unleash the stormy wrath of angels, the volatile eruption of fundamentalist fury into American politics.
Wrath of Angels The American Abortion War Abortion has been at the emotional center of America s culture wars for a generation Ever since the Supreme Court s landmark Roe v Wade decision abortion has in many ways defined American politics c

  • Title: Wrath of Angels: The American Abortion War
  • Author: James Risen Judy L. Thomas
  • ISBN: 9780465092727
  • Page: 430
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. This is an excellent, non-partisan history of the anti-abortion movement that culminated in Operation Rescue in the early 1990s. The authors trace the beginnings of the organized anti-abortion movement to the late 1960s and early 1970s. Early activists were mostly Catholic and often connected their opposition to abortion to a general opposition to violence and killing--they often had an anti-war and anti-death penalty stance as well. The early leaders urged the use of non-violent tactics such as [...]

    2. I thought this was a good, mostly unbiased work about the history of Operation Rescue and the directg action wing of the pro-life movement.

    3. This was another pro-choice book club choice - and a good one. This is the history of the anti - choice movement after Roe and up until the mid 90's. It's a worthwhile read for anyone interested in issues of choice. The book starts in the 70's with what envisioned as 'sit ins' similar to those in the civil rights movement - but it rapidly becomes violent with clinic bombings and arson, until finally doctors and members of their staff are murdered.The gripping part of this book was the ending cha [...]

    4. I did not like this book and would not recomend it to anyone that does not like facts for a whole book this book is not a quick read at 380 pages of facts after facts after facts. This book doesn't really have a plot at all but if it does have a plot then it is about how a non-violence activist who started a non-violence abortion protest group. The group is relatively non-violent until bombers penetrate the ranks and destroy the abortion protest group and sickly twist it into a radical abortion [...]

    5. This is the definitive work on the history of the Pro-Life Movement in America. A must read for anyone who is interested and a fascinating tale of life, death, justice, society, ethics, murder, and activism.

    6. The authors approach a politically unapproachable topic with effective nuetrality, shedding light on the inner workings and psychological profiles of anti-abortion activism and violence.

    7. While I thought the book would cover a general history of the abortion issue, including its current legal status, it actually gave a lot of detail I'd been looking for but hadn't expected to find. With the rise of Operation Rescue and the early mass movements to overturn Roe v. Wade, Randall Terry became a prominent spokesman for the forces opposing women's reproductive rights. I'd long wondered where he'd come from; what early experiences had formed his ideology, and what made abortion the focu [...]

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