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Anti-Abortion Movement

(see also Reproductive Rights & Domestic Terrorism)

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On the Web: Articles

Pro-Life Nation. Jack Hitt, NY Times [Truthout] (4/9/06). Consequences of complete criminalization of abortion in El Salvador.

Has Violence Killed the Anti-Abortion Movement? Jeff Stein, Salon (4/28/99).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Atheist & Agnostic Pro-Life League

Catholic Information Network

Democrats for Life of America

Eagle Forum


National Right to Life

Pregnancy Centers Online

Texans for Life Coalition

In the Library: Articles

Corn, David. "Faith & commandments on the campaign trail [anti-abortionist "Operation Rescue"]," Nation (9/29/98).

Guiden, Mary. "Abortion's guerrilla war," Nation (6/26/00):6-7. On "pro-life" activities of Texas-based Life Dynamics, Inc.

Kashef, Ziba. “The fatal position,” Mother Jones (1/03):18-19.

Kissinger, Clark. "Most pro-lifers continue to miss the political point of the abortion issue," National Catholic Reporter (12/15/89):?.

Meckler, Laura. “Federal health care extended to ‘unborn children,’” Santa Cruz Sentinel (9/28/02).

Orrick, Phyllis. "Pro-fight: the uses & misuses of the abortion debate," Berkeley Express 20,41 (7/17/98).

Pollitt, Katha. "Murder Inc." Nation (11/16/98):9. Violence & the anti-abortion movement.

Terry, Randall A. "Operation rescue: the civil rights movement of the 90s," Policy Review 47 (win 89).

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Baird-Windle, Patricia & Eleanor J. Bader. Targets of Hatred: Anti-Abortion Terrorism (NY: Palgrave, 2001).

Bernardin, Cardinal Joseph. The Seamless Garment (Kansas City: National Catholic Reporter, 1984).

Blanchard, Dallas A. The Anti-Abortion Movement & the Rise of the Religious Right: From Polite to Fiery Protest (NY: Twayne, 1994).

Cuneo, Michael W. Catholics Against the Church: Anti-Abortion Protest in Toronto, 1969-1985 (Toronto: U. Toronto, 1989).

Dennehy, Raymond. Anti-Abortionists at Large: How to Debate Abortion Intelligently & Live to Talk About It (Victoria BC: Trafford, 2002).

Everett, Carol with Jack Shaw. Blood Money: Getting Rich Off a Woman's Right to Choose (Sisters OR: Multnomah, 1992).

Ferree, Myra Marx & Others. Shaping Abortion Discourse: Democracy & the Public Sphere in Germany & the US (NY: Cambridge, 2002).

Gentles, Ian (ed.) A Time to Choose Life: Women, Abortion & Human Rights (Toronto: Stoddart, 1990).

Ginsburg, Faye. Contested Lives: The Abortion Debate in an American Community (Berkeley: U. of California, 1989).

Gorney, Cynthia. Articles of Faith: A Frontline History of the Abortion Wars (NY: Simon & Schuster, 2000).

Merton, Andrew H. Enemies of Choice: The Right-to-Life Movement & Its Threat to Abortion (Boston: Beacon, 1981).

Mumford, Stephen D. The Pope & the New Apocalypse: The Holy War Against Family Planning (Research Triangle Park NC: Center for Research on Population & Security, 1986).

O'Reilly, Emily. Masterminds of the Right (Dublin: Attic, 1992).

Paige, Connie. The Right to Lifers: Who They Are, How They Operate, & Where They Get Their Money (NY: Summit, 1983).

Reiter, Jerry. Live from the Gates of Hell: An Insider's Look at the Antiabortion Underground (Amherst NY: Prometheusl, 2000).

Wagner, Theresa A.(ed.) Back to the Drawing Board: The Future of the Pro-Life Movement (South Bend IN: St. Augustine's, 2003).

Yarnold, Barbara. Abortion Politics in the Federal Courts: Right vs. Right (Westport CT: Praeger, 1975).

In the Library: Fiction

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CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Back-Alley Detroit: Abortion Before Roe v. Wade" [?], dir. Daniel Friedman & Sharon Grimberg, 47m. From Filmakers Library.

"Casting the First Stone" [1991 ], dir. Julie Gustafson, 54m. From First Run/Icarus.

"Citizen Ruth" [1997], dir. Alexander Payne, 105m. In video stores.

"Dear Doctor Spencer: Abortion in a Small Town" [?], dir. Danielle Renfrew & Beth Seltzer, 25m. From Concentric Media.

"From Danger To Dignity: The Fight For Safe Abortion" [?], dir. Dorothy Fadiman, Beth Seltzer & Daniel Meyers, 57m. From Concentric Media.

"If These Walls Could Talk" [1996 ], dir. Nancy Savoca & Cher, ?m. In video stores.

"Jane: An Abortion Service" [?], dir. dir. Kate Kirtz & Nell Lundy, 60m. From Women Make Movies

"Leona's Sister Gerri" [?], dir. Jane Gillooly, 57m. From New Day Films.

"Motherless: A Legacy of Loss from Illegal Abortions" [?], dir. Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater & Diane Pontius, 30m. From The Cinema Guild.

"When Abortion Was Illegal: Untold Stories" [?], dir. Dorothy Fadiman, 28m. From Concentric Media.

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