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5.0 out of 5 stars Readable and Thought-Provoking Contemporary History, December 14, 2003
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This review is from: Bearing Right: How Conservatives Won the Abortion War (Hardcover)
This is an extremely readable and well-written recounting of the course of the politics of abortion from the perspective of the "sides" of the issue. As such, it's probably bound to tick off both "sides" at one point or another -- and I wouldn't take extreme negative reviews seriously, because they don't really appreciate the depth and clarity of the analysis. While I might quibble with some of the details, there's no denying it's a very well-researched book and one that, unlike most political tomes this side of Al Franken, can be read without feeling like you're stuck reading a textbook. My only real complaint is with the cover -- once again, a picture of a full-term pregnant woman to frame a book about abortions done months and months earlier, and this one with a little suggestion of female anatomy -- not helpful in taking the book seriously. But don't take this book by its cover -- if you're interested in genuine thoughtfulness and a little inside baseball on the give and take of an issue that touches most of the hot buttons of American politics, this is the book.
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Initial post: Oct 9, 2006 6:24:24 PM PDT
Mary Jones says:
It seems that Mr. Wall is not aware of the fact that Roe v. Wade guarantees every American woman the right to kill the unborn child within her from the moment of its conception to the moment of its birth for any reason at all--physical or mental! Therefore, it is appropriate that the picture on the book's cover show a very pregnant woman!

Posted on Oct 9, 2006 6:26:34 PM PDT
Mary Jones says:
It seems that Mr. Wall is not aware of the fact that Roe v. Wade guarantees every American woman the right to kill the unborn child within her from the moment of its conception to the moment of its birth for any reason at all--physical or mental! Therefore, it is appropriate that the picture on the book's cover show a very pregnant woman!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 18, 2007 2:42:40 PM PST
Matthew Wall says:
Read the book before making further strident and ill-informed assumptions about my politics on the matter. Or are we judging books by their covers? Aha.
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