The Making of Pro-life Activists
How Social Movement Mobilization Works
Ziad W. Munson
University of Chicago Press, $22.50, 248 pp.
A doctor best known for performing late-term abortions is gunned down while he and his wife are faithfully ministering in their Lutheran church on a Sunday morning. The University of Notre Dame, America’s best-known Catholic institution, honors the nation’s first black president, who is also a staunch defender of legal abortion. Dozens of prolife activists protesting Barack Obama’s commencement speech at Notre Dame are arrested.
Those are just two of the more traumatic moments in the...
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