examines the abortion controversy in depth and concludes that Roe v. Wade was a judicial travesty which distorted law, science, history and reason to legalize abortion on demand in America. ONE LIFE explains in detail and with clarity how and why the Supreme Court did so. The Reviewers� Comments and Table of Contents, below, are testament to the compelling evidence, comprehensive documentation and convincing arguments which supports ONE LIFE�s conclusions about how and why the Supreme Court usurped the authority of fifty state legislatures and unconstitutionally withdrew nearly all legal protections from the fetus.
The author, Mr. Connolly, a practicing lawyer in Boston who has appeared as co-counsel before the United States Supreme Court, is well qualified to write about the abortion debate. In addition to his legal training and experience, he has co-authored a book on a famous First Amendment, Free Speech case, From Trial Court to the United States Supreme Court, Anatomy of a Free Speech Case, Walkowski and Connolly (Branden 1995). He also has a strong academic background in the biomedical fields. He received a degree in biology, magna cum laude, from Boston College in 1967, studied medicine at Georgetown University Medical School from 1967 to 1971, received a degree in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1974, and a degree in law, cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School, in 1986. Before entering private practice in 1987, he had worked with federal, state and local agencies in the areas of public health and environmental protection.
Joseph R. Nolan, University Professor, Suffolk University Law School, retired Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and co-editor of Black�s Law Dictionary, 6th Edition:
"You have brilliantly marshaled the facts and law on this deadly serious issue of abortion. I was even impressed with the details with which you set forth the Table of Contents. Your treatment of Roe v. Wade was fair, accurate and entirely professional. You dissected the constitutional matrix of the case with penetrating analysis. We are all your debtors for this extraordinary work. "Congratulations on a monumental work."
Charles E. Rice, Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School:
"Congratulations on a thorough exposure of the fallacies of Roe v. Wade. . . Your capsulization of Roe v. Wade is very good, as is your dismantling of Fr. Drinan�s position. I hope you can get wide circulation for this work."
Chester Darling, Constitutional lawyer and U. S. Supreme Court litigator:
"One Life is an excellent book for anyone interested in grasping the essence and complexities of the abortion controversy. Students and professionals will benefit from its in-depth discussion of the legal, medical, scientific, philosophic and moral issues, which have made abortion such a divisive topic for Americans. One Life challenges the reader to critically examine Roe v. Wade and a judicial system which sometimes blunders badly. This book furthers the realization that Roe v. Wade was a judicial aberration which will take its place in legal history along with Dred Scott and Plessy v. Ferguson.
Paul J. Walkowski, author: "One Life is the death knell for Roe v. Wade." ONE LIFE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
A brief history
The Court distorts history
Potential human life
The holding or central ruling
CHAPTER 1: WHO DECIDES?
Laws affecting our private lives
Laws affecting our sex lives
Laws affecting the fetus
Laws affecting abortion
The withdrawal of legal protection
A few personal notes
Docere, delectare, et movere
A clash of values
CHAPTER 2: THE TAKING OF HUMAN LIFE.
The conflict: some laws protect the unborn; others don�t
The concern about taking human life
Who do anthropologists say we are?
Who do philosophers say we are?
Who do theologians say we are?
Who do neuro-scientists say we are?
How unique are we?
Respecting individual human life
Self-defense and the defense of others
The counterpoint to respecting human life
Who can understand this abortion debate, anyway?
CHAPTER 3: ROE v. WADE�S FATAL FLAWS
Distorted history and fundamental rights
Blurring fact and opinion
CHAPTER 4: THE SPIN ON GALILEO: THE ZEITGEIST SUPPRESSES SCIENCE.
CHAPTER 5: WHEN DOES AN INDIVIDUAL HUMAN LIFE BEGIN?
Basics of biology/embryology I.
Basics of biology/embryology II
CHAPTER 6: ANTHROPOLOGY�S VIEW OF HOMO SAPIENS
Where we came from
Where we fit into life�s divisons
A quick recap
CHAPTER 7: THE CATHOLIC CHURCH�S VIEW ON ABORTION.
CHAPTER 8. FACTS, MEANINGS AND RHETORIC.
A brief chronology: from conception to birth
Persons, human beings, non-persons and potential life .
CHAPTER 9: GREAT MISTAKES IN LEGAL HISTORY
Dred Scott v. Sandford and Plessy v. Ferguson
Roe v. Wade�s great mistakes
CHAPTER 10: ROE v. WADE�S CENTRAL HOLDING: CORRUPT TO THE CORE?
CHAPTER 11: ROE�S COMPANION CASE, DOE v. BOLTON
Doe�s definition of health
Life and health concerns: the debate on risks
CHAPTER 12: A CLOSER LOOK
A closer look at Roe v. Wade
A closer look at "potential human life"
Wrongful death statutes: treating the fetus as a person
A closer look at a woman�s right to control her own body
The seamless process
Did Roe v. Wade create a new right?
CHAPTER 13: THE FACTS OF LIFE
Conception and the first few days
Facts of death
A person at conception?
Basic genetics and complex systems
CHAPTER 14: BOLDLY GOING WHERE NO COURT WENT BEFORE
The Common Law�s view of human life
Roe v. Wade�s corruption of history and common law
Succumbing to the Zeitgeist
CHAPTER 15. A CLOSER LOOK AT WHAT PRO-CHOICE PROPONENTS SAY
Justice Stevens� fallacious views
Scientists� and Philosophers� views
The scientists� valid views of the fetus
Some philosophers� invalid views of the fetus
Judges� and Law Professors� views
Some judges� fallacious views of the fetus
Some professors� fallacious views of the fetus.
CHAPTER 16. THE PICTURES
APPENDIX I: THE ANNOTATED ROE v. WADE
APPENDIX II: POSTSCRIPT: AMERICAN LEGAL TRADITIONS
Nineteenth century cases on abortion
Twentieth century cases on abortion
Table I. Criminal Statutes: Fifty States� Earliest Statutes Against Abortions
Table II. Fetal Injury and Fetal Death