Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Fighting to Choose: The Abortion Rights Struggle in New Zealand” as Want to Read:
Fighting to Choose: The Abortion Rights Struggle in New Zealand
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Fighting to Choose: The Abortion Rights Struggle in New Zealand

4.25  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Fighting to Choose chronicles one of the most important yet neglected chapters in New Zealand’s recent political history.

More than thirty-five years ago, at the height of the second wave of feminism, New Zealand passed a conservative abortion law that bucked a trend in the West toward liberalisation. How did this happen in a country proud of its progressive social policies
Paperback, 339 pages
Published May 1st 2013 by Victoria University Press
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Fighting to Choose, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Fighting to Choose

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-18)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Jul 13, 2013 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
Both a comprehensive history of the abortion rights struggle in New Zealand and a rattling good read! Lots of interesting little anecdotes along the way - who knew black olives could be so divisive? Shows how scary the full agenda of the anti-choice brigade is, and also shows us how gutless so many politicians have been (are) when it comes to abortion rights.
Jul 23, 2013 VeganMedusa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-copy, non-fiction, nz
The perfect companion book to Margaret Sparrow's Abortion Then & Now: New Zealand Abortion Stories from 1940 to 1980. Whereas that book detailed the personal stories of women, doctors, police and abortionists, this book details the struggle for reproductive freedom for New Zealand women. A lot of the activism in this book happened before I grew up, so I've been woefully ignorant of much of the pro-choice movement in NZ, not to mention feminism in NZ - I really need to look for a good book ab ...more
Dina Jezdic
Dina Jezdic rated it it was amazing
May 04, 2016
Glenn Wilson
Glenn Wilson rated it really liked it
Feb 27, 2015
Emily rated it really liked it
Oct 02, 2014
Andrea Buchanan
Andrea Buchanan rated it liked it
Dec 05, 2015
Maura rated it really liked it
Jun 23, 2016
Sarah rated it really liked it
Aug 07, 2013
Fionab marked it as to-read
Jul 13, 2013
Ivy Camacho
Ivy Camacho marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2013
Megan Fermo
Megan Fermo marked it as to-read
Dec 21, 2013
Hemi marked it as to-read
Mar 09, 2014
Janis Markie
Janis Markie marked it as to-read
Jan 22, 2015
Kira marked it as to-read
Aug 02, 2015
Edie marked it as to-read
Apr 05, 2016
Hamish Milne
Hamish Milne marked it as to-read
Aug 13, 2016
Alana marked it as to-read
Aug 21, 2016
Chelsea Berry
Chelsea Berry marked it as to-read
Sep 15, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Alison McCulloch has worked in journalism for more than twenty years, first in New Zealand and then in the United States, where she spent six years as a staff editor at the The New York Times. She has a PhD in philosophy from the University of Colorado, and is active in the pro-choice movement in New Zealand, where she lives and works as a freelance journalist.
More about Alison McCulloch...

Share This Book