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Beyond Choice: Reproductive Freedom In The 21st Century

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Thirty years after Roe v. Wade, the argument between "pro-choicers" and "pro-lifers" has reached stalemate. Pro-choice arguments haven't persuaded a comfortable majority that legal abortion is vital to our society, nor addressed our moral qualms. Younger people are less and less supportive of reproductive rights. Since 1996, state legislatures have enacted nearly 300 pieces of ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published July 6th 2005 by PublicAffairs (first published January 20th 2004)
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Ashley
Jun 10, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: advocates
I wanted to really like this book. The premise is great: for too long the pro-choice movement has ceded moral authority to the pro-life camp and it is time to re frame the issue. Yes, I agree but i think that this book focuses too much on the biological and evolution component at the expense of seeming to ignore the moral dimension to the question.

While I think that Sanger does a good job explaining why men need to be involved in the abortion debate, why reproductive freedom needs to
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Aiden Feltkamp
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic read. A must-read for anyone interested in reproductive health and history.
Jenny
Jan 04, 2015 rated it liked it
As someone who is firmly pro-choice, I felt the arguments that Mr. Sanger proposed in his book are compelling - that the pro-choice movement needs to emphasize that the right to choose is the best option for women biologically (they have the chance to space their pregnancies best suited to their health needs, raise children when they are emotionally, physically, and economically able to, etc). Unfortunately, I do not think Mr. Sanger's arguments are not compelling enough to persuade people moral ...more
Steve
Nov 18, 2014 marked it as abandoned
This is not very well written. I got about halfway through chapter 3 and am giving up. There are better books out there to read, including on the same topic.
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