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The Street Politics of Abortion: Speech, Violence, and America’s Culture Wars (2013)

This book examines the construction of law by street-level activists and the legal elites that are pulled into American abortion politics, as well as the conditions that have molded the various forms of this ongoing political conflict. In short, the book argues that activists and legal elites from both sides of this modern political mainstay have simultaneously been enabled and constrained by law just as they have simultaneously helped hinder and sustain state-law’s legitimacy. What’s more, the respective movements’ abilities, or inabilities, to access law’s cultural aspects are reflective of their courses in the longer abortion conflict.