Abuse of Discretion

The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade

Author: Clarke D. Forsythe

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 1594036926

Category: Law

Page: 477

View: 7141

Based on 20 years of research, including an examination of the papers of eight of the nine Justices who voted in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, Abuse of Discretion is a critical review of the behind-the-scenes deliberations that went into the Supreme Court's abortion decisions and how the mistakes made by the Justices in 1971-1973 have led to the turmoil we see today in legislation, politics, and public health. The first half of the book looks at the mistakes made by the Justices, based on the case files, the oral arguments, and the Justices’ papers. The second half of the book critically examines the unintended consequences of the abortion decisions in law, politics, and women’s health. Why do the abortion decisions remain so controversial after almost 40 years, despite more than 50,000,000 abortions, numerous presidential elections, and a complete turnover in the Justices? Why did such a sweeping decision—with such important consequences for public health, producing such prolonged political turmoil—come from the Supreme Court in 1973? Answering those questions is the aim of this book. The controversy over the abortion decisions has hardly subsided, and the reasons why are to be found in the Justices’ deliberations in 1971-1972 that resulted in the unprecedented decision they issued. Discuss Abuse of Discretion on Twitter using hashtag #AbuseOfDiscretion.

Abuse of Discretion

The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade

Author: Clarke Forsythe

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 1594036934

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 3735

Based on 20 years of research, including an examination of the papers of eight of the nine Justices who voted in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, Abuse of Discretion is a critical review of the behind-the-scenes deliberations that went into the Supreme Court's abortion decisions and how the mistakes made by the Justices in 1971-1973 have led to the turmoil we see today in legislation, politics, and public health. The first half of the book looks at the mistakes made by the Justices, based on the case files, the oral arguments, and the Justices’ papers. The second half of the book critically examines the unintended consequences of the abortion decisions in law, politics, and women’s health. Why do the abortion decisions remain so controversial after almost 40 years, despite more than 50,000,000 abortions, numerous presidential elections, and a complete turnover in the Justices? Why did such a sweeping decision—with such important consequences for public health, producing such prolonged political turmoil—come from the Supreme Court in 1973? Answering those questions is the aim of this book. The controversy over the abortion decisions has hardly subsided, and the reasons why are to be found in the Justices’ deliberations in 1971-1972 that resulted in the unprecedented decision they issued. Discuss Abuse of Discretion on Twitter using hashtag #AbuseOfDiscretion.

Won by Love

Author: Thomas Nelson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418561797

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

View: 6149

In Roe v. Wade, perhaps the most controversial United States Supreme Court decision, Norma McCorvey fought for and won the right to secure an abortion. Though she never had an abortion, under the pseudonym "Jane Roe," Norma reluctantly became the poster child for the pro-choice movement. Over the next two decades, Norma experienced the grief and despair of millions of women who chose to abort their babies; she witnessed the destruction of thousands of human lives in abortion clinics where she worked; and the "champion" of the pro-choice movement was soon being crushed by the weight of so much pain, so much death, and so many ill-considered "choices." Finally, she began to break. She found out that the real choice she had been burdened with was not about abortion but about eternal life. It was a choice that would shock the world and change Norma's life forever.

I am Roe

my life, Roe v. Wade, and freedom of choice

Author: Norma McCorvey,Andy Meisler

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

View: 6698

The author, alias Jane Roe, the plaintiff in the case that established the legality of abortion, recounts the situation that led her to the Supreme Court and discusses her life in the twenty years since the controversial decision. $20,000 ad/promo.

Roe V. Wade

The Untold Story of the Landmark Supreme Court Decision that Made Abortion Legal

Author: Marian Faux

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 081541093X

Category: Political Science

Page: 370

View: 4112

It is difficult to keep in mind that the era of illegal abortions ended only 27 years ago.

Roe v. Wade

the abortion rights controversy in American history

Author: N. E. H. Hull,Peter Charles Hoffer

Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 370

View: 8889

Dispelling the Myths of Abortion History

Author: Joseph W. Dellapenna

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 1283

View: 2178

In Roe v. Wade, Justice Harry Blackmun structured the argument of the majority around the history of abortion laws. That history built on the work of law professor Cyril Means, Jr., and historian James Mohr. Means and Mohr proclaim four theses as summarizing the “true” history of abortion in England and America: (1) Abortion was not a crime “at common law” (before the enactment of abortion statutes in the nineteenth century. (2) Abortion was common and relatively safe during this time.(3) Abortion statutes were enacted in the nineteenth century in order to protect the life of the mother rather than the life of the embryo or fetus.(4) The moving force behind the nineteenth-century statutes was the attempt of the male medical profession to suppress competition from competing practitioners of alternative forms of medicine.This book dispels these myths and sets forth the true history of abortion and abortion law in English and American society. Anglo- American law always treated abortion as a serious crime, generally including early in pregnancy. Prosecutions and even executions go back 800 years in England, establishing law that carried over to colonial America. The reasons offered for these prosecutions and penalties consistently focused on protecting the life of the unborn child. This unbroken tradition refutes the claims that unborn children have not been treated as persons in our law or as persons under the Constitution of the United States.

Beyond Abortion

Roe V. Wade and the Battle for Privacy

Author: Mary Ziegler

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674976703

Category: Mental health laws

Page: 400

View: 7676

Roe's privacy rationale inspired left-leaning movements unrelated to abortion--around sexual orientation, class, gender, race, disability, and patient rights. But groups on the right used it as well, to attack government involvement in American life. Mary Ziegler's analysis shows that privacy belongs to no party or cause.

LIME 5

Exploited by Choice

Author: Mark Crutcher

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1933591161

Category: Social Science

Page: 217

View: 8877

This compelling expose' of the American abortion industry offers a unique and uncensored look at our nation's most wrenching social issue. A must read for anyone seeking to learn the truth about the abortion issue, LIME 5 fully documents that women are being sexually assaulted, mutilated, and killed inside perfectly legal abortion clinics. It also shows how pro-choice groups have used raw political power to fight off regulation of the abortion clinic business. One chapter exposes a massive cover-up of abortion clinic disasters being carried out by an agency of the U.S. government. Other subjects include: the medical evidence of a connection between abortion and breast cancer; how the abortion clinic business is collapsing because of the toll that abortions take on abortionists and abortion clinic workers; the barriers faced by women injured by abortion who seek compensation in the courts; and suggestions for solving these problems.

Compelling Interest

Author: N.A

Publisher: eChristian

ISBN: 1618431145

Category: Abortion

Page: N.A

View: 2960

Politics for the Greatest Good: The Case for Prudence in the Public Square (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Clarke Forsythe

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458755010

Category: Philosophy

Page: 682

View: 6013

With a level-headed voice, leading policy strategist Clarke Forsythe speaks clearly into the fray of political striving. Here he campaigns for a recovery of a rich understanding of the virtue of prudence, and for its application by policymakers and citizens to contemporary public policy. As Forsythe explains, prudence, in its classical sense, is the ability to apply wisdom to right action. In this book he explores the importance of applying the principles of prudence--taking account of limitations in a world of constraints and striving to achieve the greatest measure of justice under current circumstances--to the realm of politics, especially that of bioethics. In particular, Forsythe applies these concepts to the ongoing debate among pro-life advocates regarding gradual versus radical change as the most effective way to achieve political and legislative goals. Drawing on the Bible, philosophy, and the wisdom of historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln and William Wilberforce, he makes a strong case for a strategy of seeking to achieve the maximal change possible at a given time--or political prudence. As such, it has broad implications for political scientists and strategists both within and beyond the pro-life context.

Defending Life

A Moral and Legal Case against Abortion Choice

Author: Francis J. Beckwith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139466429

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 9046

Defending Life is arguably the most comprehensive defense of the pro-life position on abortion - morally, legally, and politically - that has ever been published in an academic monograph. It offers a detailed and critical analysis of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey as well as arguments by those who defend a Rawlsian case for abortion-choice, such as J. J. Thomson. The author defends the substance view of persons as the view with the most explanatory power. The substance view entails that the unborn is a subject of moral rights from conception. While defending this view, the author responds to the arguments of thinkers such as Boonin, Dworkin, Stretton, Ford and Brody. He also critiques Thomson's famous violinist argument and its revisions by Boonin and McDonagh. Defending Life includes chapters critiquing arguments found in popular politics and the controversy over cloning and stem cell research.

Defenders of the Unborn

The Pro-Life Movement Before Roe V. Wade

Author: Daniel K. Williams

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199391645

Category: Abortion

Page: 400

View: 4693

"Abortion is the most divisive issue in America's culture wars, seemingly creating a clear division between conservative members of the Religious Right and people who align themselves with socially and politically liberal causes. In Defenders of the Unborn, historian Daniel K. Williams complicates the history of abortion debates in the United States by offering a detailed, engagingly written narrative of the pro-life movement's mid-twentieth-century origins. He explains that the movement began long before Roe v. Wade, and traces its fifty-year history to explain how and why abortion politics have continued to polarize the nation up to the present day"--Provided by publisher.

A Question of Choice

Roe v. Wade 40th Anniversary Edition

Author: Sarah Weddington

Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 1558618139

Category: Law

Page: 352

View: 4048

"As a husband and as a father of a daughter, I am moved by Sarah Weddington's eloquent reminder of what Roe truly means—that our most private decisions can be made behind the closed doors of our homes, with our families, and in private conversations with our hearts."—Bill Clinton "A milestone. . . . Here she recounts with clarity and fervor the remarkable story of how she, her husband and a few other lawyers, supported by a handful of doctors and pro-choice advocates, researched and prepared briefs invoking the 'right of privacy' defense as a main argument to challenge the Texas anti-abortion law."—Publishers Weekly On the fortieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade, women's reproductive freedom is just as contested as it was before abortion was made legal. Adding a new chapter to her celebrated book about the story behind that great legal challenge, Sarah Weddington brings up-to-date the status of choice and constitutional law. Sarah Weddington is an attorney and lecturer from Austin Texas. She became a key figure in the reproductive rights movement when at the age of twenty-seven she successfully argued Roe v. Wade, the landmark court case that gave American women the right to abortion. She has served in the Texas house of representatives, and was a White House advisor to President Jimmy Carter. Weddington travels the country, lecturing on leadership and women's issues.

Roe V. Wade Decision

The Complete Text

Author: Supreme Court

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781478257530

Category: Law

Page: 66

View: 1332

The text of the Roe v. Wade decision that changed the course of America. This book includes the majority opinion by Justice Blackmun as well as the concurring opinion of Justice Stewart and the dissenting opinion of Justice Rehnquist. Read today exactly what the justices did and did not say in the Roe v. Wade decision.

The Nominee

A Political and Spiritual Journey

Author: Leslie H. Southwick

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1617039136

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 2375

President George W. Bush nominated Leslie H. Southwick in 2007 to the federal appeals court, Fifth Circuit, based in New Orleans. Initially, Southwick seemed a consensus nominee. Just days before his hearing, though, a progressive advocacy group distributed the results of research it had conducted on opinions of the state court on which he had served for twelve years. Two opinions Southwick had signed off on but not written became the center of the debate over the next five months. One dealt with a racial slur by a state worker, the other with a child custody battle between a father and a bisexual mother. Apparent bipartisan agreement for a quick confirmation turned into a long set of battles in the Judiciary Committee, on the floor of the Senate, and in the media. In early August, Senator Dianne Feinstein completely surprised her committee colleagues by supporting Southwick. Hers was the one Democratic vote needed to move the nomination to the full Senate. Then in late October, by a two-vote margin, he received the votes needed to end a filibuster. Confirmation followed. Southwick recounts the four years he spent at the Department of Justice, the twelve years on a state court, and his military service in Iraq while deployed with a Mississippi National Guard Brigade. During the nomination inferno Southwick maintained a diary of the many events, the conversations and emails, the joys and despairs, and quite often, the prayers and sense of peace his faith gave him—his memoir bears significant spiritual content. Throughout the struggle, Southwick learned that perspective and growth are important to all of us when making decisions, and he grew to accept his critics, regardless of outcome. In The Nominee there is no rancor, and instead the book expresses the understanding that the difficult road to success was the most helpful one for him, both as a man and as a judge.

Aborting America

Author: Bernard N. Nathanson,Richard N. Ostling

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 9202

A prominent obstetrician/gynecologist who led the fight for the repeal of abortion laws, Nathanson explains how his views on abortion have changed and why he now supports a Constitutional amendment on the right to life

After Roe

Author: Mary Ziegler

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674286286

Category: Law

Page: 399

View: 5289

In the decade after the 1973 Supreme Court decision on abortion, advocates on both sides sought common ground. But as pro-abortion and anti-abortion positions hardened over time into pro-choice and pro-life, the myth was born that Roe v. Wade was a ruling on a woman’s right to choose. Mary Ziegler’s account offers a corrective.

Supreme Court Decisions

Author: Jay M. Feinman,Richard Beeman

Publisher: Penguin Civic Classics

ISBN: 0143121995

Category: History

Page: 145

View: 6614

Examines landmark Supreme Court decisions, including United States v. Nixon, Plessy v. Ferguson, and Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.

Fixing Broken Windows

Restoring Order And Reducing Crime In Our Communities

Author: George L. Kelling,Catherine M. Coles

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684837382

Category: Political Science

Page: 319

View: 1698

Cites successful examples of community-based policing