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The Resource Abortion & life, by Jennifer Baumgardner ; photographs by Tara Todras-Whitehill

Abortion & life, by Jennifer Baumgardner ; photographs by Tara Todras-Whitehill

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Abortion & life
Title
Abortion & life
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by Jennifer Baumgardner ; photographs by Tara Todras-Whitehill
Title variation
Abortion and life
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Activist, filmmaker (of I Had an Abortion) and co-author (Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism and the Future) Baumgardner dedicates her work to spreading awareness about abortion. Graced with black and white photo portraits by Tara Todras-Whitehill of women wearing Baumgardner's shirt, reading simply "I had an abortion," the emphasis is on the testimony of these patients, revealing not only how common the procedure is (one in three women, according to the Guttmacher Institute) but how diverse those women and their situations are. Baumgardner begins with a brief history of abortion legislation in America, from pre-Roe v. Wade restrictions to clinic workers and doctors protested, threatened and murdered (as in the case of Buffalo doctor Barnett Slepian). Still, as Baumgardner says, it's the record of "our lives [that] might provide the best road map to strengthening women's reproductive freedoms." Included is a comprehensive listing of abortion resources, and 10 percent of the book's profits go to the New York Abortion Access Fund. (Sept.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information
Summary
Presents accounts of women who had abortions, detailing their individual life experiences, why they decided to get an abortion, and why the pro-choice movement is important to them
Award
Amelia Bloomer List, 2009
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
286170
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Abortion & life, by Jennifer Baumgardner ; photographs by Tara Todras-Whitehill
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Brief History of Abortion -- The "I Had an Abortion" Project -- The Rise of Pro-Voice -- Can You Be a Feminist and Pro-Life? -- Portraits and Stories of Women Who've Had Abortions: Florence Rice, Gloria Steinem, Sally Aldrich, Barbara Ehrenreich, Marion Banzhaf, Loretta Ross, Jackie Wos, Gillian Aldrich, Amy Richards, George Monos and Denise Oswald, Ani DiFranco, Sebastiana Correa, A'yen Tran, Robin Ringleka, and Jenny Egan -- Let's Talk -- Afterword: Truth to Power -- Resource Guide - Appendix
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9781933354590
Lccn
2008925930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn216936976
  • LBr
Label
Abortion & life, by Jennifer Baumgardner ; photographs by Tara Todras-Whitehill
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Brief History of Abortion -- The "I Had an Abortion" Project -- The Rise of Pro-Voice -- Can You Be a Feminist and Pro-Life? -- Portraits and Stories of Women Who've Had Abortions: Florence Rice, Gloria Steinem, Sally Aldrich, Barbara Ehrenreich, Marion Banzhaf, Loretta Ross, Jackie Wos, Gillian Aldrich, Amy Richards, George Monos and Denise Oswald, Ani DiFranco, Sebastiana Correa, A'yen Tran, Robin Ringleka, and Jenny Egan -- Let's Talk -- Afterword: Truth to Power -- Resource Guide - Appendix
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9781933354590
Lccn
2008925930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn216936976
  • LBr

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