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Abortion Under Attack: Women on the Challenges Facing Choice

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The issue of reproductive rights has taken center stage in recent months with the appointment of two conservative Supreme Court justices, which threatens Roe v. Wade, the supreme court case that legalized abortion in 1973.

Abortion Under Attack addresses a spectrum of personal and social influences, ranging from dealing with remorse to the impact that economics, race, and c
Paperback, 264 pages
Published October 24th 2006 by Seal Press (first published October 3rd 2006)
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Nov 15, 2014 AJ rated it really liked it
This was a pretty solid collection of essays about abortion. Many of the essays centered about re-framing the abortion debate, making the pro-choice stand less of a pro-abortion stand and more of a pro-woman, pro-prevention, pro-rights stand.

The abortion debate is very nuanced, and to say that there is a black-and-white clear-cut answer to any of the questions raised is simply false. While many woman (and men) have conflicted moral opinions about abortion, that is no reason to say that some wom
Apr 17, 2008 george rated it it was amazing
Great anthology about the current status of reproductive rights in the United States. Essays deal with language, legislation, history of reproductive rights, personal experiences with abortion, so-called "partial-birth" abortion, the role of religion, and especially the anti-choice attack on reproductive rights. The most notable essay in my opinion is written by Dr. Victoria Tepe entitled "Abortion By Any Other Name." Tepe easily explains the so-called "partial-birth abrotion" ban and effectivel ...more
Dec 17, 2007 Emelda rated it it was amazing
Excellent, conflicting, thought provoking and brilliant. I love this book and the various views presented therein- some that you would never think to hear in a "pro choice" book (what about fetal pain? what about women who were forced to have abortions?) along with topics regarding the usual suspects (rightwingers=bad, etc.), this book rocks.
Betsy Housten
Sep 07, 2007 Betsy Housten rated it it was amazing
Loved it. Some essays better than others, but in sum the book was refreshingly useful discussing how we frame discussion about reproductive justice and abortion, how we need to change, what we should do better and maybe how we could even do that.
Jan 17, 2008 Leah rated it it was amazing
This book was beautifully put together. It is a collection of many insights, all sorted and presented to the reader in a manner which allows for interpretation and continued education. I recommend this book, most definitely.
Nov 21, 2012 Στέφ rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-feminism
Great collection of different views and opinions on the necessity of abortion! It did challenge me to rethink my stance on abortion and form a more nuanced opinion.

I also liked the focus on language and reframing abortion.
An interesting, intense read on the pro-choice movement, and then need to change some things and get ahead of the anti-choice rhetoric and crap. Intense reading, excellent articles, very thought-provoking!
Sandra Clark
A very good book that mostly focuses on abortion in the US and allows for a complex and sometimes contentious space for pro-choice voices.
Apr 23, 2008 Emily rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-on-choice
Essays on challenges facing choice, inside and outside of the choice/reproductive justice movement(s).
Oct 31, 2008 jackie rated it it was amazing
the perfect collection of essays just when i need them.
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