My Body My Choice: The Fight For Abortion Rights by Robin StevensonMy Body My Choice: The Fight For Abortion Rights by Robin Stevenson

My Body My Choice: The Fight For Abortion Rights

byRobin Stevenson

Paperback | May 7, 2019

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Abortion is one of the most common of all medical procedures. But it is still stigmatized, ?and all too often people do not feel they can talk about their experiences.

Making abortion illegal or hard to access doesn''t make it any less common; it just makes it dangerous. Around the world, tens of thousands of women die from unsafe abortions every year.

People who support abortion rights have been fighting hard to create a world in which the right to access safe and legal abortion services is guaranteed. The opposition to this has been intense and sometimes violent, and victories have been hard won.

The long fight for abortion rights is being picked up by a new generation of courageous, creative and passionate activists. This book is about the history, and the future, of that fight.
Title:My Body My Choice: The Fight For Abortion RightsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:176 pages, 8.5 X 6 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:176 pages, 8.5 X 6 X 0.68 inPublished:May 7, 2019Publisher:Orca Book PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1459817125

ISBN - 13:9781459817128

Appropriate for ages: 12 - null

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Table of Contents

Introduction
What Is an Abortion?
Who Has Abortions?

Chapter One: Looking Back: The History of Abortion
  • Racism and Population Control
  • The Criminalization of Abortion
  • The Illegal-Abortion Era
  • Fighting for Change
Chapter Two: Fighting for Choice
  • The Fight for Legal Abortion in the United States
  • Fighting for Choice in Canada
Chapter Three: Abortion Under Attack
  • Violence and Harassment
  • Restrictions to Access in the United States
  • Anti-Abortion Propaganda
  • Choice and the Church
  • Reproductive Rights and the Trump-Pence Administration
Chapter Four: Fighting for Safe Abortion Around the World
  • Abortion Pills
  • Global Impact of us Policy
  • Fighting for Abortion Rights in Ireland
  • Women''s Strike in Poland
  • Women on Waves
  • Women on Web
  • Behind the Scenes: Working For Social Change
Chapter Five: The Way Forward: Stories from the Front Lines
  • Moving from Choice to Reproductive Justice
  • Improving Access for All: Diversity and Abortion Services
  • Grassroots Activism
  • Using Social Media to Fight Abortion Stigma
  • The Real Experts: Listening to People Who Have Had Abortions
AUTHOR''S NOTE
GLOSSARY
RESOURCES
REFERENCES
PHOTO CREDITS
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INDEX

Editorial Reviews

"Youth will be armed with concrete tips and advice on how they can help fight against abortion stigma and support their right and others'' right to make this important decision for themselves. This comprehensive, empowering, and accessible resource will be of great use to teens interested in learning more about reproductive rights either for school or for personal knowledge."