Women against abortion : inside the largest moral reform movement of the twentieth century
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Urbana, Chicago : University of Illinois Press, [2017].
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9780252040962, 0252040961, 9780252082467, 025208246X
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viii, 220 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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English

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-212) and index.
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"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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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Haugeberg, K. (2017). Women against abortion: inside the largest moral reform movement of the twentieth century . University of Illinois Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Haugeberg, Karissa, 1978-. 2017. Women against Abortion: Inside the Largest Moral Reform Movement of the Twentieth Century. Urbana, Chicago: University of Illinois Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Haugeberg, Karissa, 1978-. Women against Abortion: Inside the Largest Moral Reform Movement of the Twentieth Century Urbana, Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2017.

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Haugeberg, Karissa. Women against Abortion: Inside the Largest Moral Reform Movement of the Twentieth Century University of Illinois Press, 2017.

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