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Choice Words - A Collection of Writing About Abortion

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  60 ratings  ·  6 reviews
hoice Words: A collection of writing about abortion is a cri de coeur; a passionate appeal from writers, thinkers, musicians, actors, comedians, activists and political staffers, offering personal stories of abortion alongside historical records and political anecdotes.

At a time when abortion is a criminal act and prosecution is a real risk in parts of Australia, this boo
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Published March 4th 2019 by Allen and Unwin
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Courtney
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I would say that this needs to be the school curriculum but I imagine that will never happen because too many parents are delusional to what their teenagers are seeing and hearing or should know. So buy this for your teenagers is my recommendation. Buy it for your friends. Buy it for your daughters or the young women in your life. Buy it and throw it at men who think they are allowed to have an opinion on anyone's uterus. Here's looking at you, Barnaby Joyce, you don't get to decide what women c ...more
Josephine Quealy
My thoughts were provoked.

This was a solid collection, and voices in support of abortion rights are always welcome, but although it tied together topically, obvs, it was missing a thematic link. Too many of the essays seemed to cover the same ground from the same angle, and a few fell short of having a point - they were interestingly descriptive without getting anywhere. Highlights were writing by Amy Gray, Emily Maguire and Rosie Waterland.
Laura
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
At a time when abortion is still a criminal act in some parts of Australia, and near impossible to get in others, Choice Words is a plea from writers, activists, politicians and more to speak out. It is a collection of stories of people’s experiences of abortion. From doctors talking about the medical practice behind it, to historic recounts of what abortion used to look like, and stories of people getting abortions.

This book really opened my eyes. I had no idea that, in Australia, it is still
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Lisa
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An eye-opener. This book really challenged me. It made me angry, and sad, and downright outraged at the current archaic laws in Australia. Something needs to be done about it, and the voices in this book need and DESERVE to be heard. Every woman needs to read this... Actually, men need to read this too. Everyone please read this!! If you're passionate about abortion rights and/or are pro-choice, or even if you aren't, do yourself a favour and pick up a copy of Choice Words. You'll cry and you'll ...more
Sarah Noonan
Apr 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Perfectly balanced between facts and anecdotes. So heartbreaking but goes to show there is so much work to be done in Australia. A great read for anyone wanting to educate themselves on the matter.
Peter
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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