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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Some Truth About Abortion

A new book by Katha Pollitt, Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights, is getting a lot of attention in the left-wing press. What Pollitt most wants, it seems, is for us "to talk about ending a pregnancy as a common, even normal, event in the reproductive lives of women". These articles are a start:
  • "Abortion: Not Easy, Not Sorry" (Laurie Abraham, Elle, from Feministe)
  • "Abortion is Great" (Hanna Rosin, Slate Double X
  • "Abortion Without Apology: A Prescription for Getting the Pro-Choice Groove Back" (Lindsay Beyerstein, American Prospect)
You might also check out:
  • Not Alone, a website where women tell their own stories about their experience with abortion
  • Emily's Abortion Video (yes, it's old, but if you haven't seen it, it's new to you)