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Bodies on the line : at the front lines of the fight to protect abortion in America / Lauren Rankin.

Author/creator Rankin, Lauren author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst hardcover edition.
Publication Info Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, 2022.
Copyright Notice ©2022
Description290 pages ; 24 cm
Portion of title Bodies on the line : at the frontlines of the fight to protect abortion in America
Contents Introduction: How did we get here? -- The birth of a movement -- The opposition escalates -- A burgeoning battleground -- I fought the law and the law won -- Time to face the music -- How far is not far enough? -- Protesting's face-lift -- Too many to count -- The swarm returns -- Upping the ante -- A new kind of defense -- Last clinic standing -- Alone in a crowd -- Lighting the fuse -- How many miles to go? -- From bombs to bans -- An old fight made new -- The deception inception -- From the sidewalk to the suburbs -- A sanctuary state of mind -- One step forward, two steps back -- The reality of a "regional hub" -- A clinic escort without a country -- How did I even get here? -- From the underground to the foreground -- How do you solve a problem like abortion? -- The limits of the law -- The humanity of abortion -- Epilogue: Hindsight is 2020.
Abstract "Abortion has been legal for nearly fifty years in the United States, but with a new conservative majority on the Supreme Court and an emboldened opposition in the street, the threat to its existence has never been more pressing. Clinic escorts--everyday volunteers--are prepared to stand up and protect abortion access, as they have for decades, even in the face of terrorism and violence. They have lived, and sometimes died, to make abortion not only accessible but also fundamentally human. Clinic escorts have fought the 'abortion wars' on the frontlines, and it is clinic escorts who will win it, by replacing hostility with humanity. Collecting the stories of these brave volunteers from around the country--including the author's own--interviews with clinic staff and patients, and research and input from abortion rights experts, Bodies On the Line makes a clear case for the right to an abortion as a fundamental part of human dignity, and the stakes facing us all if it ends. Bodies on the Line is a celebration of the crucial, often unsung heroes of abortion access and an inspiring call to defend this basic healthcare right before it's too late"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references.
LCCN 2021037793
ISBN9781640094741 (hardcover)
ISBN1640094741 (hardcover)
ISBN(electronic book)

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