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Bearing right : how conservatives won the abortion war, William Saletan

Label
Bearing right : how conservatives won the abortion war
Title
Bearing right
Title remainder
how conservatives won the abortion war
Statement of responsibility
William Saletan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In his gripping, behind-the-scenes account, journalist William Saletan reveals exactly how, thirty years after Roe v. Wade, "pro-choice" conservatives have won the abortion war. Having successfully turned abortion into a privacy issue, conservatives now prevail on issues ranging from abortion's legality and parental notification to Medicaid, rape, and cloning consequently, reproductive autonomy is now becoming inaccessible to the young and the poor. This eye-opening expose tells how abortion rights activists--people who desired social change, women's equality, and broader access to health care--have had their message co-opted in a culture of privacy and limited government. Bearing Right is also a story about the essentially conservative character of the United States today. Saletan tells how, beginning in Arkansas in 1986 during the administration of Governor Bill Clinton, the National Abortion Rights Action League repackaged the abortion issue to give it broader appeal to conservatives. Pro-choice conservatives adopted this new rhetoric and made the abortion issue their own. Saletan takes us through the key events in the ensuing story--the fight over the nomination of Judge Robert Bork, the election of Governor Doug Wilder in Virginia, the convergence of the Bush and Clinton positions on abortion in 1992, and much more--right up to the present day. This book is a crucial lesson in how politicians and interest groups can change the way we vote, not by telling us facts or lies, but by reshaping the way we think--in part through mass marketing. Today, the abortion rights movement must ask itself what it has won and what it is fighting for. This book is sure to play a role in answering that question.--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Saletan, William
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abortion
  • Public opinion
  • Abortion
  • Conservatism
  • Liberalism
Label
Bearing right : how conservatives won the abortion war, William Saletan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2003. With new pref
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
A place called hope -- Privacy and prejudice -- Who decided -- The new mainstream -- Triage -- Middle ground -- Victims and villains -- The right to choose life -- The era of big government -- Fatal position
Control code
FIEb17299305
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 327 pages
Isbn
9780520243361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)56658031
Label
Bearing right : how conservatives won the abortion war, William Saletan
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2003. With new pref
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
A place called hope -- Privacy and prejudice -- Who decided -- The new mainstream -- Triage -- Middle ground -- Victims and villains -- The right to choose life -- The era of big government -- Fatal position
Control code
FIEb17299305
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 327 pages
Isbn
9780520243361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)56658031

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