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Author Press, Eyal.

Title Absolute convictions : my father, a city, and the conflict that divided America / Eyal Press.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : Henry Holt and Co., 2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Non-Fiction  363.4609 P935    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 292 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-279) and index.
Contents Seeds of discord -- The believers -- A soldier of God.
Summary On October 23, 1998, Buffalo abortion provider Barnett Slepian was killed by a sniper's bullet fired through the kitchen window of his home. Days later, police informed another local doctor, Shalom Press, that they had received a threat warning that he was "next on the list." Within hours the Press household was under federal marshal protection. America's violent struggle over abortion--which had already claimed the lives of five doctors and clinic workers--had come to Buffalo. Press's son combines a retelling of his family's experience with firsthand accounts of protesters arrested outside his father's office, patients who braved the gauntlet of demonstrators, and politicians who attempted to appease both sides. Here we see, as never before, the people behind the absolute convictions that have divided our nation for the past three decades.--From publisher description.
Subject Press, Shalom, 1940-
Press, Shalom, 1940-
Abortion -- United States.
Physicians -- United States -- Attitudes.
Abortion services -- New York (State) -- Buffalo.
Pro-life movement -- United States.
Pro-choice movement -- United States.
Political violence -- New York (State) -- Buffalo.
Abortion -- Social aspects -- United States.
Abortion, Legal -- history -- New York.
Riots -- history -- New York.
History, 20th Century -- New York.
Physicians -- New York -- Personal Narratives.
Value of Life -- New York.
ISBN 0805077316
Standard No. NLM 101271492
YDXCP 2246916

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