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  • Author:
    Peter Korn
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    0871136597
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    978-0871136596
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    Atlantic Monthly Pr; 1st edition (October 1, 1996)
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    306 pages
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Peter Korn has written a page-turner about the people who worked at Lovejoy Surgicenter in Portland, and the protesters outside the doors, in the mid-1990s

Peter Korn has written a page-turner about the people who worked at Lovejoy Surgicenter in Portland, and the protesters outside the doors, in the mid-1990s. That was a time when clinics were being blown up and doctors shot. So there's tension - you come to care about the people inside the clinic, and don't want to see them hurt. Even more compelling are the stories of the girls and women who come in It's nuts that this book isn't better known. Shame on Atlantic Press for not marketing it better.

Lovejoy Surgicenter is an abortion clinic in Portland, Oregon, but it sits at the very epicenter of the nation's most .

Lovejoy Surgicenter is an abortion clinic in Portland, Oregon, but it sits at the very epicenter of the nation's most wrenching issues. Oregon is a largely liberal state with few restrictions on abortion. Focusing on Lovejoy Surgicenter in Portland, Or. he takes us through 1995 in a for-profit abortion clinic founded in 1974 by Allene Klass, who remains its administrator.

Lovejoy Surgicenter is an abortion clinic in Portland, Oregon, but it sits at. .Peter Korn has written a page-turner about the people who worked at Lovejoy Surgicenter in Portland, and the protesters outside the doors, in the mid-1990s

Lovejoy Surgicenter is an abortion clinic in Portland, Oregon, but it sits at the very epicenter of the nation's most wrenching issues. Peter Korn has written a page-turner about the people who worked at Lovejoy Surgicenter in Portland, and the protesters outside the doors, in the mid-1990s. Even more compelling are the stories of the girls and women who come in.

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Peter Korn is an award-winning Oregon journalist, author of Lovejoy: A Year in the Life of an Abortion Clinic, and a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan. Stories. We will keep you informed with the latest alerts and progress reports.

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A gripping and intimate story of lives in conflict as political dilemmas become agonizingly personal gives voice to all points of view and puts a human face on the moral debate over abortion that continues to separate the country's families and friends.

Author Peter Korn wrote a book called Lovejoy: A Year in the Life of an Abortion Clinic about an abortion facility ironically named Lovejoy. The book deals with both the inner workings of the clinic and the protesters outside. Korn interviewed workers and witnessed several abortions, two of which he describes in detail in the book. Lovejoy SurgiCenter, which still performs abortions in the first and second trimesters of pregnancy, is located in Oregon.

A story of lives in conflict as political dilemmas become quite personal voices all points of view and puts a human face on the moral debate over abortion

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This has some really good info in it, it talked about what it was like to work in an abortion clinic. There were times I thought there was a little sugarcoating, for example, it takes the author about 5/6th of the book before we actually get a description of the abortion procedure and what an aborted baby looks like, and even then it is very brief. it deals more with the personalities who work there and the different kind of patients and the way the workers counsel women. It really only profiles three employees though, and it could have been much more exhaustive.

I really found it valuable though, because of the glimpse it gave me of what its like to work in an abortion clinic. Unlike the other reviewers I am very strongly pro-life, and I identified with the protesters more (although I don't agree with blocking clinic doors- I think its too radical, so I guess I'm not as extreme) I too wish this book was more widely read. And it did make me care about and identify with the clinic workers more than I thought I would, and I disagree with what they do but I was also glad that none of them were harmed. So I would say, that even as a pro-lifer, coming from the complete opposite spectrum of the other reviewers, I liked this book and thought it was a valuable addition to the abortion debate.
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It's nuts that this book isn't reviewed or better known. Shame on Atlantic Press for not marketing it better. Peter Korn has written a page-turner about the people who worked at Lovejoy Surgicenter in Portland, and the protesters outside the doors, in the mid-1990s. That was a time when clinics were being blown up and doctors shot. So there's tension - you come to care about the people inside the clinic, and don't want to see them hurt. Even more compelling are the stories of the girls and women who come in. Interestingly, at Lovejoy, the staff often helped clients decide against abortion. A third of the patients chose to give their babies up for adoption or to keep their babies.

Between the schizophrenics, the drug addicts, the high school girl with an abusive boyfriend and a mother and grandmother who had their own first babies at her age, 17 - Lovejoy gives a glimpse into the realities behind the rhetoric. Great book.
EXIBUZYW
This book is quite an eye opener. As a long time choice supporter, this book takes an objective and insightful look at the inner workings of an abortion clinic. This book doesn't sugar coat anything, it lays it all out there, from the doctors, patients, clinic employees and the procedures that are performed there and the counseling that also occurs. I work for the nation's largest provider of abortions, but as an administrative worker I have never seen this side of the business. This book really underscores whatever position you have on this issue. It truly did reinforce my beliefs despite the details and sometimes uncomfortably descriptive language. It made me realize what abortion truly is and how I am proud that I live in a country where women are free to chose, and to control their reproductive rights. This book is a great read, wonderfully written, and very informative. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to be informed and to gain knowledge about freedom of choice and abortion in this country. This microcosm of a story, truly illustrates the national debate in full light. A great book.
Jugami
This book about an abortion clinic is pretty good.