Abortion Without Apology
A Radical History for the 1990s

Baehr, Ninia
Publisher:  South End Press pamphlet, Boston, USA
Year Published:  1990
Pages:  67pp   ISBN:  0-89608-384-5
Library of Congress Number:  HQ767.5.U5B34   Dewey:  363.4'6'0973
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX4305

Abortion without Apology describes the experiences, successes, and ideas of the early wave of pro-choice activism in the United States from 1959 to the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision. The book is based on interviews and letters for "Abortion Rap" workshops conducted by the author. Baehr says that the workshops are intended to use history "to encourage a new generation of activists to envision what they really want and to empower them to take action to get it." She adds that "the stgories of the women in this pamphlet are in danger of being lost to history. If their stories are hidden, contemporary activists will be left without an understanding of how we arrived at this critical moment in history, and will be forced to reinvent the wheel. Knowledge of the history of abortion policies and politics is critical in today's reproductive freedom movement.

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