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Pro free pdf Forty years after the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, "abortion" is still a word that is said with either outright hostility or vague discomfort by many, this despite the fact that one in three American women will have terminated at least one pregnancy by the time they reach menopause. Even those who support a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy often qualify their support by saying abortion is a "bad thing," an "agonizing decision," thereby placing the medical procedure on a pedestal so remote and radioactive that it takes it out of the world of the everyday, turning an act that is often necessary, and often welcomed, into something shameful and secretive. In clear, concise arguments, Pollitt takes on the "personhood" argument, reaffirms the priority of a woman's life and health, and discusses why terminating a pregnancy can be a force for social good. This is a book for those who support abortion rights but may not be exactly sure why and those in the "muddled middle," who can't quite bring themself to advocate whole-heartedly for its legality.

About Katha Pollitt

Katha Pollitt, the author of "Virginity or Death!," is a poet, essayist, and columnist for "The Nation." She has won many prizes and awards for her work, including the National Book Critics Award for her first collection of poems, "Antarctic Traveler," and two National Magazine Awards for Essays and Criticism. She lives in New York City.

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Author : Katha Pollitt
Publisher : Bedford Books,U.S.
Data Published : 01 April 2015
ISBN : 0312620543
EAN : 9780312620547
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 272 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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