Read the Authors’ Op-Ed on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Sin No More offers a vivid examination of some of the most morally and politically disputed issues of our time: abortion, gay rights, assisted suicide, stem cell research, and legalized gambling. These are moral values issues, all of which are hotly, sometimes violently, contested in America. The authors cover these issues in depth, looking at the nature of efforts to initiate reforms, to define constituencies, to mobilize resources, to frame debates, and to shape public opinion—all in an effort to achieve social change, create, or re-write legislation. Of the issues under scrutiny only legalized gambling has managed to achieve widespread acceptance despite moral qualms from some.
Sin No More seeks to show what these laws and attitudes tell us about Americans’ approach to law and morality, and about our changing conceptions of sin, crime and illegality. Running through each chapter is a central tension: that American attitudes and laws toward these victimless crimes are going through a process of normalization. Despite conservative rhetoric the authors argue that the tide is turning on each of these issues, with all moving toward acceptance, or decriminalization, in society. Each issue is at a different point in terms of this acceptance, and each has traveled different roads to achieve their current status.
“Yvonne Perry’s book enrages and inspires: it leaves you with the feeling that something must be done, that it can be done, and that it will be done-because we will do it. This book changes the equation.” -Don C. Reed, Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Research Act It is such a pleasure to work with a writer like Yvonne Perry. She has truly researched the research and spent hundreds of hours to find the facts to share with the readers of RIGHT TO RECOVER. Over the years I have read literally thousands of articles and documents from around the world about this subject and RIGHT TO RECOVER is the most complete work I have ever read. It provides an honest evaluation and asks readers to consider the facts and then form their own opinion instead of listening to people who have never researched the subject. -Reverend Dan Bloodworth, The Brian Bloodworth Stroke and Head Injury Research Foundation In a world confused with chaos in regard to Stem cell research. Yvonne Perry has moved beyond the political to the healing in her new book ” Right to Recover Winning the Political and Religious Wars over Stem Cell Research in America” This educational book sheds light on the way Americans view embryonic stem cell and provides well-researched facts about all types of stem cell treatments throughout the world. This book will shed light on the future, today. -Dr. Eric S. Kaplan, Author of Dying to be Young, From Botox to Botulism and Lifestyles of the Fit and Famous Finally, the truth about stem cell research. I search the Internet daily for articles on stem cell research to pass along to other advocates. It’s so maddening to constantly read the oppositions blatant lies concerning stem cell research. -Diane Wyshak, Stem Cell Battles.com