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"Since 2000, America's most ambitious young evangelicals have been making their way to Patrick Henry College, a small Christian school just outside the nation's capital. God's Harvard grooms these students to be the elite of tomorrow, dispatching them to the front lines of politics, entertainment and science to wage the battle to take back a godless nation." The book's aim was "to capture this nerve center of the evangelical movement at a moment of maximum influence and also of crisis, as it struggles to avoid the temptations of modern life and still remake the world in its own image."
Reporter Eyall Press grew up with this story-- his father, Shalom Press, was a colleague of Dr. Barnett Slepian, the abortion provider who was murdered in Buffalo NY in 1988. Press used "newspaper articles, books, municipal reports, medical journals...videotapes, newslertters, journals, and court records" to document the abortion wars centered in western New York. His main sources were several hundred interviews with the participants in the conflict, including those with pro-life activists, some of whom had "spent years protesting outside my father's medical office in Buffalo, and, at times, outside the home where I grew up." (292 pages)
"The one big political issue of the '90s was abortion. Feminists have obsessed over Roe v. Wade and championed Clinton and Gore fore defending the right to choose. But at the same time, most women in t his country have etched their ability to obtain an abortion disappear. As Miranda Kennedy points out in 'Access Denied,' 85 percent of counties nationwide have no abortion provider, It's still true that women with money can always access abortion, but women with less cannot."
Tags: abortion clinics; choice; Child Custody Protection Act; parental notification; Mark Crutcher; "A Guerrilla Strategy for a Pro-life America; Life Dynamics; waiting period; Hyde Amendment; Medicaid; late-term abortion
The Village Voice investigates Norma McCovey, the original Jane Roe of the landmark abortion case, Roe v. Wade. McCovey once served as a symbol for the pro-choice movement, but now denounces abortion and works for Operation Rescue. The story paints McCovey as a troubled woman, plagued by alcohol and drug abuse, used by pro-choice activists in need of a test case for abortion rights, and later slighted by feminist activists who considered McCovey too uneducated for them to showcase at the forefront of the pro-choice movement.