Dollars for life : the anti-abortion movement and the fall of the Republican establishment / Mary Ziegler.

Author
Ziegler, Mary, 1982- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • New Haven : Yale University Press, [2022]
  • ©2022
Description
xx, 318 pages ; 25 cm

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The modern Republican Party is the party of conservative Christianity and big business-two things so closely identified with the contemporary GOP that we hardly notice the strangeness of the pairing. Legal historian Mary Ziegler traces how the antiabortion movement helped to forge and later upend this alliance. Beginning with the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Buckley v. Valeo, right-to-lifers fought to gain power in the GOP by changing how campaign spending-and the First Amendment-work. The antiabortion movement helped to revolutionize the rules of money in US politics and convinced conservative voters to fixate on the federal courts. Ultimately, the campaign finance landscape that abortion foes created fueled the GOP's embrace of populism and the rise of Donald Trump. Ziegler offers a surprising new view of the slow drift to extremes in American politics-and explains how it had everything to do with campaign spending.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-300) and index.
Contents
  • The fall of personhood
  • Controlling the court
  • The price of a nominee
  • The big-money party
  • Corporate free speech
  • The rise of Trump
  • Conclusion: Democracy in a post-Roe America.
Other title(s)
Anti-abortion movement and the fall of the Republican establishment
ISBN
  • 9780300260144 ((hardback))
  • 0300260148 ((hardback))
LCCN
2021951004
OCLC
1269094354
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