The Resource To offer compassion : a history of the Clergy Consultation Service on Abortion, Doris Andrea Dirks and Patricia A. Relf

To offer compassion : a history of the Clergy Consultation Service on Abortion, Doris Andrea Dirks and Patricia A. Relf

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To offer compassion : a history of the Clergy Consultation Service on Abortion
Title
To offer compassion
Title remainder
a history of the Clergy Consultation Service on Abortion
Statement of responsibility
Doris Andrea Dirks and Patricia A. Relf
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1967, when abortion was either illegal or highly restricted in every U.S. state, a group of ministers and rabbis formed to counsel women with unwanted pregnancies -- including referral to licensed physicians willing to perform the procedure. By 1973, when the Roe v. Wade court decision made abortion legal nationwide, the Clergy Consultation Service on Abortion (CCS) had spread from coast to coast, referred hundreds of thousands of women for safe abortions without a single fatality, become a medical consumer advocacy group, and opened its own clinic in New York City. As religious leaders spoke out on issues of civil rights, peace, or poverty, CCS members were also called to action by the suffering of women who had approached them for help. Overwhelmingly male, white, affluent, and middle-aged, these mainline Protestant and Jewish clergy were nonetheless outspoken advocates for the rights of women, particularly poor women. To Offer Compassion is a detailed history of this unique and largely forgotten movement, drawing on extensive interviews with original participants and on primary documents from the CCS's operations
Cataloging source
WU/DLC
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1969-
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Dirks, Doris A.
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ767.5.U5
LC item number
D57 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2017 E-738
  • HQ 767.5.U5
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Relf, Patricia
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  • Clergy Consultation Service
  • National Clergy Consultation Service on Abortion
  • National Clergy Consultation Service on Abortion
  • Abortion counseling
  • Pastoral counseling
  • Abortion
  • Abortion, Induced
  • Counseling
  • Religion
  • Social Change
  • Organizations
  • History, 20th Century
  • United States
  • Abortion counseling
  • Abortion
  • Pastoral counseling
  • United States
Label
To offer compassion : a history of the Clergy Consultation Service on Abortion, Doris Andrea Dirks and Patricia A. Relf
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-210) and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How can it not be legal? -- The push for change -- To offer compassion -- The network grows -- The women -- Brushes with the law -- A different kind of radical group -- Available and affordable -- Roe v. Wade and beyond -- Appendix A: Clergy statement on abortion law reform and Consultation Service on Abortion, spring 1967 -- Appendix B: Questionnaire completed by Chicago CCS counselors for each counselee, February 1970 -- Appendix C: Referral guidelines for Clergy Consultation Service chapters -- Appendix D: Statistics sampling of 6,455 women seen by New York Clergy Consultation Service
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 226 pages
Isbn
9780299311308
Lccn
2016041572
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
99977312013
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959080702
  • (OCoLC)ocn959080702
Label
To offer compassion : a history of the Clergy Consultation Service on Abortion, Doris Andrea Dirks and Patricia A. Relf
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How can it not be legal? -- The push for change -- To offer compassion -- The network grows -- The women -- Brushes with the law -- A different kind of radical group -- Available and affordable -- Roe v. Wade and beyond -- Appendix A: Clergy statement on abortion law reform and Consultation Service on Abortion, spring 1967 -- Appendix B: Questionnaire completed by Chicago CCS counselors for each counselee, February 1970 -- Appendix C: Referral guidelines for Clergy Consultation Service chapters -- Appendix D: Statistics sampling of 6,455 women seen by New York Clergy Consultation Service
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 226 pages
Isbn
9780299311308
Lccn
2016041572
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
99977312013
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959080702
  • (OCoLC)ocn959080702

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