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Author Miller, Patricia, 1964-

Title Good Catholics : the battle over abortion in the Catholic Church / Patricia Miller
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 332 pages) : illustrations
Contents The four wise women -- The dread secret -- Pope Patricia -- Coming of age -- The cardinal of choice -- The Bishops' lobby -- Showdown at Cairo -- Matters of conscience -- Playing politics -- Health care and politics redux
Summary Good Catholics tells the story of the remarkable individuals who have engaged in a nearly fifty-year struggle to assert the moral legitimacy of a pro-choice position in the Catholic Church, as well as the concurrent efforts of the Catholic hierarchy to suppress abortion dissent and to translate Catholic doctrine on sexuality into law. Miller recounts a dramatic but largely untold history of protest and persecution, which demonstrates the profound and surprising influence that the conflict over abortion in the Catholic Church has had not only on the church but also on the very fabric of U.S. po
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Catholic Church -- United States.
Abortion -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church -- History.
Church and state -- United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520958276 (electronic bk.)
1306494834 (electronic bk.)
9780520958272 (electronic bk.)
9781306494830 (electronic bk.)