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Fighting to Choose: The Abortion Rights Struggle in New Zealand

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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
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Paperback, 339 pages
Published May 1st 2013 by Victoria University Press
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Rebecca
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.
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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
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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.
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