Is a fetus a person?
Is "pro-choice" a neutral position?
For 40 years since the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, the abortion debate has been highly charged and politicized. Questions like these - and passionate but widely varying answers - have become the common language of the public dialogue on this issue. Yet behind the scenes of this historic case are other intriguing questions:
How did the Supreme Court come to be involved in the abortion debate?
Was language manipulated to affect the outcome?
What was the moral basis underlying the decision?
In Compelling Interest, author Roger Resler draws on original sources, including the actual transcripts for oral arguments, the majority and minority opinions, and comments by the lawyers and others involved to take a careful look at the real story behind the historic Roe v. Wade decision.
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Prepare to be exposed
I did not find the narration particularly off-putting. The voice remained consistent throughout, with very few dramatic flourishes.
My reaction to this book was in stark contrast to the previous reviewer. She is absolutely right that those that have made up their miinds on the abortion issue will find this book most helpful. However, pro-choice advocates react to "screeds" such as this with the same vitriol, unsubstantiated by fact. Compelling interest is an excellent tool to expose one's true point-of-view on the subject of abortion. Contrary to the opinion of the previous reviewer, there is no middle ground on this issue.
Pro-life advocates are accused of closed-mindedness. Ey tu Brute?
something actually entertaining
He is incredibly sanctimonious. Also, the addition of numerous adolescent voices is both annoying and attempting to illicit an emotional response from the audience. It is yet more one more way in which this book shows its bias and downright mean-ness.
Intense remorse for wasting a credit.
This book is sold as an unbiased account of abortion litigation. IT IS NOT. It is a pro-life screed. Essentially, do not listen to this unless you have already made up your mind about this issue.