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Author Singular, Stephen.

Title The Wichita divide : the murder of Dr. George Tiller, the battle over abortion, and the new American civil war / Stephen Singular.

Imprint New York : St. Martin's Press, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    364.1523 SIN    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    364.1523 SIN    DUE 07-31-17 Billed
Edition 1st ed.
Description 357 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Summary "On May 31, 2009, Scott Roeder walked into a Wichita church, drew a pistol, and shot Dr. George Tiller at point blank range. Tiller, who was the most public practitioner of late-term abortions in America, had been a lightning rod for controversy, regularly referred to in the conservative media as "Tiller, the Baby Killer." Tiller's death was not an isolated act of violence, but a pivotal, public murder in a war that has been raging for decades. It's a war of violently opposing ideologies, encompassing abortion, but also questions of privacy, sexuality, and religion. It's being fought in our nation's courtrooms, at school and churches, on television sets, at our dinner tables, and in our bedrooms. And more and more, the key battlegrounds are in Kansas, once home to Brown vs. Board of Education and some of the bloodiest conflicts of the Civil War. This is a gripping look at a cold-blooded terrorist action, two men representing opposite ideological extremes, and the region where those violent forces clash"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Tiller, George, 1941-2009.
Roeder, Scott.
Murder victims -- Kansas -- Wichita.
Physicians -- Kansas -- Wichita.
Abortion -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.
Pro-life movement -- United States -- Case studies.
Pro-choice movement -- United States -- Case studies.
ISBN 9780312625054 (hardback)
0312625057 (hardback)

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