American Antigone is one of the best pro-life novels I have ever read. It is a crime novel, an American tragedy and a story of undaunted love. Archibold’s description of a nation challenged by the 1973 Supreme Court abortion decisions sets the stage. He writes “The tectonic plates of Western society didn’t just shift; they were reshuffled. The forces of secularism and the advocates of “reproductive choice” didn’t just advance; they won in a rout.”
The story exposes in raw detail the tragic consequences of decriminalized abortion, the deceptions of Planned Parenthood and the way in which a family can be challenged to confront truths they would prefer to ignore.
Without giving the story away it is safe to say that the characters in this novel run the gamut from those who loathe Catholics to holy priests versus those in high places within the Church who detest that holiness.
There are examples of media arrogance and bias and of course the underlying figure of the story’s American Antigone, a young woman whose efforts to see that her aborted brother’s remains are properly buried turns into a nightmare for her, her brother’s mother and those who choose to stand with her even when some say that her life is ebbing away.
Seething crowds, politicians striving to bury the facts about a sordid affair, hostile attorneys and policemen who are not quite sure what to do plus a hateful mob add up to a suspense-filled story that cannot be ignored, even though the story’s media types would have the public believe there was nothing unusual going on. And then of course there are the politicians who feign ignorance until the facts can no longer be ignored and the injustice of a legal system that protects the guilty and persecutes the innocent.
If this sounds like a crime novel to you, then you are going to love this book as much as I do. American Antigone has it all, but of all the twists and turns, the one thing that makes this story so special is what the reader will experience.
This book will help the reader see how love is at the heart of a life lived for others. American Antigone deserves to be read, maybe reread, and contemplated at length.
I concur completely with the summary on Amazon.com: “The actions of a young woman to honor her aborted brother ignite a national firestorm that changes the lives of everyone involved. American Antigone is a roller coaster ride of life-and-death encounters, a media firestorm, and a tale of grace and conversion. This book is a must-read for anyone who cares about a culture of life, religious freedom, or understanding our current national crisis.”
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