, edited by historian Rickie Solinger, is a collection of 18 essays, all written by abortion-rights supporters. Ranging from physicians who provide abortions to journalists who scrutinize the current political and social trends regarding the issue, these essays present a variety of experiences and opinions across the pro-choice spectrum. Readers who thought the legality of abortion was settled once and for all by the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade
decision might want to think again after reading William Saletan's essay about the ramifications of the Court's ruling in Pennsylvania v. Casey
. Those interested in what it's like to be on the frontlines of the abortion war will find the essays by doctors illuminating.
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YA?A collection of 18 essays written by abortion providers, journalists, reproductive-rights activists, legal strategists, and philosophers. In the introduction, the editor makes it clear that the book is "unabashedly a pro-rights book." The essay by Jane E. Hodgson, a physician convicted of performing an abortion in a hospital after proper consultation in 1970, is a gem. Brief biographical sketches of the contributors, a succinct time line of related events from 1940 to the present, and a good index are included. The time line alone is so valuable that it's practically worth the price of the book.?Nancy Karst, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
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