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The fall of Roe : the rise of a new America / Elizabeth Dias and Lisa Lerer.

Dias, Elizabeth, (author.). Lerer, Lisa, (author.).


"In June 2022, Americans watched in shock as the Supreme Court reversed one of the nation’s landmark rulings. For nearly a half century, Roe was synonymous with women’s rights and freedoms. Then, suddenly, it was gone. In their groundbreaking book The Fall of Roe, Elizabeth Dias and Lisa Lerer reveal the explosive inside story of how it happened. Their investigation charts the shocking political and religious campaign to take down abortion rights and remake American families, womanhood, and the nation itself. In doing so, Dias and Lerer go beyond the traditional political narrative into the most personal reaches of American life. Reeling from Barack Obama's 2012 landslide presidential victory -- and motivated by a spiritual mission -- a small but determined network of elite conservative Christian lawyers and powerbrokers worked quietly and methodically to keep their true cause alive: ending abortion rights. Thinking in generational terms, they devised a strategic, top-down takeover at every level of political and legal life, from little-known anti-abortion lobbyists in far flung statehouses to the arbiters of the constitution at the highest court in the land. Broad swaths of liberal America did not register the severity of the threat until it was far too late. At a moment when women had more power than ever before, the feminist movement suffered one of the greatest political defeats in American history . . . Dias and Lerer chronicle the end of the Roe era. Their deeply human reporting stretches from inside abortion clinics to the halls of the White House, exposing powerful behind-the-scenes actors and recasting the actions of those already in the spotlight." --publisher's website.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250881397
  • ISBN: 1250881390
  • Physical Description: xi, 433 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2024.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-433)
Formatted Contents Note:
The righteous fight, 2013-2015 -- Political war, 2016-2017 -- The chessboard, 2018-2020 -- The fate of the nation, 2021-2023.
Subject: Abortion > Law and legislation > United States.
Reproductive rights > United States.
Abortion > Religious aspects > Christianity.
Abortion > Moral and ethical aspects.

Available copies

  • 4 of 10 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 1 current hold with 10 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 342.7308 DIAS 2024 (Text) 0001012551374 Nonfiction New On holds shelf -

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