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on July 22, 2003
Only becoming familiar with Norma McCorvey after her conversion to Christianity, I wonder how she was so able to make a 180 degree switch regarding some of the things she said in the book. As I read more about her life after the book was written, I will probably understand.
The book was well-written. Everyone has a story, and McCorvey's story is not an uncommon one. Some parts of the book made me hurt badly for her, while others just made me angry at how she was so self-destructive and cared very little about those around her who did care (her father, for example). In light of her recent petition against the Roe decision, the conflicts between her and her well-intentioned lawyers are especially relevant. I think, to some extent, they knew that McCorvey would not have enough time to abort legally; had McCorvey had a little more anatomical and political savvy, she would have understood the same thing.
I suggest anyone who is interested in reproductive rights--regardless of their beliefs--to read this book. Check it out from the library.