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How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America: Freedom, Politics and the War on Sex Paperback – Bargain Price, December 25, 2006
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I began the book with an underlying feeling of safety. After all, a majority of American's support a woman's right to choose. Even in a worst case scenario, I knew that my home state would continue to provide abortion care in a post-Roe world. Beyond that, I had even secretly wondered whether the post-Roe world might be good for the Democratic Party since the right would be losing its biggest weapon.
Page's book blew away these fallacies quickly, quietly and without a look back. Before I knew it, Roe was the least of my worries, as the breadth of the pro-life agenda became apparent. One thing is for sure, it won't be someone else's problem - the issues at stake affect the life of every American. Hopefully, awareness will translate into action.
Cristina Page has managed the nearly impossible by swaddling an immense amount of meticulous research in fast paced prose that forced me to read How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America in one sitting. This is a book people should be talking about.
This book really surprised me. I had no idea that the pro-life people had an agenda far beyond preventing abortions. As established in the book, they really wish to control the morals/sexual habits of people, not just to prevent abortions. I learned that by opposing contraception, as almost all pro-life groups do, the pro-life movement actually causes more abortions.
I became interested in this book after reading "Freakonomics," which argues that legalizing abortion has actually lowered the crime rate in America, a statistic I found very interesting.
I still don't know how I feel about abortion itself, but I know that I don't agree with the far-reaching effects of pro-life agenda. I definitely will not support the movement anymore by automatically voting for Republicans based on the sole issue of abortion, as I've always done.
I would encourage any pro-life person who is really concerned with preventing abortions to read this book. Even if it doesn't change your mind about abortion, it will give you insight into the primary agenda of many pro-life groups. As a pro-lifer myself, I was shocked and disappointed that my own group may be contributing to the abortion problem rather than solving it.
Page argues that the pro-choice vision -- sex for pleasure and intimacy, not just for babies; marriage between equals; flexible gender roles -- is the modern one that most people want. But will they fight for it? Or let the anti-choicers run their lives?
A really good book and suprisingly fun,humorous and down to earth -- must reading for everyone who cares about what is happening to this country.
I am very disturbed by troubles people are apparently having with finding pro-choice books at Amazon. When I put the title of this book in Amazon's search engine without the hyphen in "pro-choice" I was told that no such book existed. Come on, Amazon! don't make it hard for readers to find what they're looking for just because someone in your vast organization has a bee in their bonnet--whether about abortion rights or punctuation.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As renowned author Katha Pollitt says, this is a "pithy" book. Very valuable resource for revealing the real purpose of the anti-choice movement is banning birth... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joseph P. Addante
I contacted the educational office of Planned Parenthood in Dallas and asked them to recommend "the one book" they thought did the best job of presenting the pro-choice position. Read morePublished 17 months ago by John C. Murphy
I am going to state that my bias against this book was pretty strong. I have been pro-life since I knew what abortion was and never really looked back. Read morePublished on September 3, 2013 by revoLucian1776
As a tenuously pro-choice advocate, I was hesitant to read this book because "The New York Sun's" endorsement printed on the cover says, "Cristina Page is the Ann Coulter of the... Read morePublished on June 28, 2011 by Franklin the Mouse
This book has nothing but the most foolish yet imaginative arguments to support baby killing. 50 million dead babies to avoid a few thousand potential muggings? Read morePublished on February 14, 2010 by JACK LOBO
This book is a detailed look at how the pro-life movement not only is anti-abortion, but anti-contraceptives, and against any lifestyle that includes sex for pleasure. Read morePublished on February 10, 2010 by C. Luca
If HOW THE PRO-CHOICE MOVEMENT SAVED AMERICA - the title of Cristina Page's 2006 exposé of the religious right/pro-life movement's true agenda - sounds like liberal... Read morePublished on May 26, 2009 by Kelly Garbato
Cristina Page's thesis is simple: with the majority of the anti-abortion movement, abortion, or prevention thereof, is not the core issue. Read morePublished on February 8, 2008 by Jay Young
How the Pro Choice Movement Saved America is a celebratory book of sorts, written by a woman who has been fighting for reproductive and family planning rights for much of her adult... Read morePublished on November 13, 2007 by Bryan Carey