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Book reading-author Eyal Press, about anti-choice extremists and abortion
Date Tuesday April 25
Time 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
Valencia Street Books
569 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
April 25th, 2006 @ 6:30
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorElizabeth Creely
Hosted by BACORR*Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights

Eyal Press, writer for "The Nation" has written a book about the anti-choice reign of terror against abortion providers.

Come to Valencia Street Books April 25th to hear his story and to commemorate those doctors who died for our rights and lives.

The book is called: “Absolute Convictions: My Father, a City and the Conflict that Divided America”

In 1973, Eyal Press and his family arrived in Buffalo where his father, Shalom, had accepted a three-year residency in obstetrics and gynecology, only three weeks after the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Roe v. Wade. Leaving Israel, a country where militants routinely invoke religion to justify force, the family expected that life in Buffalo would be tranquil. They weren’t prepared for what the next three decades held in store—protesters outside their home, mock funerals at Shalom Press’s office and the 1998 threat on his life, which came shortly after his colleague was killed by James Kopp. The shooting of Dr. Barnett Slepian haunted Eyal, now a journalist, and compelled him to understand why the abortion conflict has sparked such passion and fierce moral convictions on both sides of the issue.

Eyal Press is a journalist based in New York City. A regular contributor to The Nation whose work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly and The New York Times Magazine, he was a finalist for the 2004 J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award and the recipient of the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism and the Science-in-Society award from the National Association of Science Writers and Editors.
Added to the calendar on Friday Apr 7th, 2006 10:40 PM
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