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The Catholic Church And The Politics Of Abortion

A View From The States, 1st Edition

By Timothy Byrnes, Mary C Segers


193 pages

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We had a great deal of help in producing this book. Lyman Kellstedt of the American Political Science Association's Special Section on Religion and Politics allowed us to try out our ideas on a panel at the association's 1990 meeting in San Francisco. Paul Weber and John Francis Burke offered helpful suggestions at that session . Amy Eisenberg and Deborah Rich at Westview Press were helpful and supportive throughout. A. David Lynch of the City College of New York and Murray Karstadt of Rutgers University turned eleven chapters 011 five different word processing programs into a single manuscript. Needless to say, we could not have done it without them. Vicky Donner, supported by the City College Scholars Program, also assisted in readying the manuscript for publication . Dolores M. Byrnes prepared the index. Mary Segers acknowledges Dean Donald G. Stein and the Graduate School at Rutgers in Newark for the partial support provided by a 1 990-91 graduate research award . Lastly, we both offer our gratitude to the contributors to this volume. All of the chapters of this book, with a single exception, were written explicitly for inclusion in this book; none have been published previously. We could not have asked for more enthusiastic responses to our requests to contribute nor greater responsiveness to the time constraints we set. The goodwill of the contributors allowed this book to be the collaborative effort we originally hoped it would be. That said, the views expressed by each individual author are those of that author alone.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments -- Introduction /Timothy A. Byrnes and Mary C. Segers -- I The Politics of Abortion : The Catholic Bishops /Timothy A. Byrnes -- 2 Abortion Politics Post-Webster: The New Jersey Bishops /Mary C. Segers -- 3 The First Test of Webster's Effect: The Florida Church /Rebecca M. Salokar -- 4 The Consistent Life Ethic in State Politics: Joseph Cardinal Bernardin and the Abortion Issue in Illinois /MaryAnne Borrelli -- 5 The Abortion Control Act of 1989: The Pennsylvania Catholics /Thomas J. O'Hara -- 6 Abortion and Religious Coalitions: The Case of Louisiana /Christine Day -- 7 Leading the Nation After Webster: Connecticut's Abortion Law /Spencer McCoy Clapp -- 8 The Cardinal and the Governor: The Politics of Abortion in New York State /Timothy A. Byrnes -- 9 Learning and Teaching Consistency: Catholics and the Right-to-Life Movement /James R. Kelly -- 10 The Loyal Opposition: Catholics for a Free Choice /Mary C. Segers -- About the Editors and Contributors -- Index.

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