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Women against Abortion: Inside the Largest Moral Reform Movement of the Twentieth Century

Karissa Haugeberg

Abstract

Women from remarkably diverse religious, social, and political backgrounds made up the rank-and-file of the American antiabortion movement. Empowered by--yet in many cases scared of--the changes wrought by feminism, women prolife activists founded grassroots groups, developed now-familiar strategies and tactics, and gave voice to the movement's moral and political dimensions. Drawing on clinic records, oral histories, organizational records, and interviews with prominent figures, Women against Abortion examines American women's fight against abortion. It also elucidates the complicated relatio ... More

Keywords: Antiabortion movement, abortion activism, religious women, abortion providers, abortion procedures, legal abortion, violence, Catholicism—20th century, evangelical Protestants—20th century, Operation Rescue, crisis pregnancy centers, National Right to Life Committee, grassroots activism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780252040962
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252040962.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karissa Haugeberg, author
Tulane University