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The War on Choice: The Right-Wing Attack on…

The War on Choice: The Right-Wing Attack on Women's Rights and How to…

by Gloria Feldt

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To the ones who get worked into a tizzy when someone dares to express pro-life opinions, I highly suggest they at least try to learn the pro-life points. I suggest they start with Dr. Hadley Arkes well-though book "Natural Rights and the Right to Choose"; you might like to follow it with his book "Constitutional Illusions & Anchoring Truths: The Touchstone of the Natural Law" that will explain the basis of his position on abortion. "ProLife Answers to Prochoice Arguments" by Randy Alcorn will probably force readers to think beyond their preconceived ideas. "Unplanned," by Abby Johnson tells the story of an ex-Planned Parenthood leader. "A Choice not an Echo" by Phyllis Schlafly is a very well-written account of the author's pro-life beliefs. And if you are pro-abortion you will be surprised to learn that the Jane Roe of Roe vs Wade never had an abortion; Norma McCorvey (her real name) wanted to divorce her husband and was used by the lawyers to create a precedent. McCorvey wrote the book "Won by Love" and "I am Roe" and states that at the time of Roe vs. Wade she was "a very confused twenty-one year old with one child and facing an unplanned pregnancy." Giver her book a try. And if you are not afraid to shake your belief in abortion, read also "Abortion Free" by Troy Newman, "Abortion: The Ultimate Exploitation Of Women" by Brian Fisher and "Immaculate Deception: The Shifting Agenda Of Planned Parenthood" by George Grant. And if you are really very safe in your pro-abortion beliefs, check this link: www.goodreads.com/list/show/101473.CELEBRATE_LIFE_ ( )
  MrsRK | Nov 21, 2016 |
I highly, HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who calls themselves pro-choice. This is a great book that opens the readers eyes to the fact that Roe v Wade has a definite reality of being overturned in the near future and if this generation of prochoice men and women don't stand up and do something, it's going to be gone and we will be back to the coathanger option or going over the border to do backally abortions. I also recommend this book to people who don't know about the issue. Yes, it is a biased book written from the prochoice view, but it does give the prochoice stance and beliefs so at least the reader can find out one side to the story and then they can go pick up an obviously prolife book. Again, this is a great book! ( )
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"Women's reproductive rights are under the greatest threat we've faced in the past thirty years," writes Gloria Feldt, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. In The War on Choice, Feldt describes the right-wing campaign to end reproductive choice and warns women who value reproductive rights that "zealous, noisy, persistent extremists" and "arrogant" politicians are eager and able to return women to "the stifling culture of the 1950s" when abortion was illegal and sometimes fatal. Feldt--who has come a long way since she got pregnant at 15 and married her high school boyfriend because she saw no other option--presents an disturbing array of anti-choice and, indeed, anti-women quotes and activities from right-wing politicians, legislators, and activists. Her aim is to "open our eyes and mouths" and teach readers how reproductive rights are being chipped away and will ultimately be chopped down if action isn't taken. She presents convincing arguments that not only are legal abortions threatened, but also the rights to contraception and pregnancy-prevention education. She offers dozens of specific actions that women can take to mobilize pro-choice. Recommended both for women who remember life before reproductive freedom and younger women who take this freedom for granted. -- Joan Price

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Accessible and impassioned, here is an eye-opening look at the right wing strategy to reverse the gains American women have made over the past 50 years. The War on Choice chronicles the actions being taken at the highest levels of government to turn back the clock on women's rights. With the White House acting in anti-choice lockstep with the majorities in both House and Senate, religious extremists are now in key decision-making posts, our federal judiciary is filled with recent appointees whose values are drastically out of step with the pro-choice sentiments of the majority of the American people, abstinence-only sex education is now the rule, ideology has trumped science in domestic and global health policy, and the Supreme Court balance in favor of reproductive freedoms is perilously close to toppling. But while many of the individual facts are known, no one until now has connected all the dots and drawn the Big Picture that shows exactly how radical and how successful this quiet revolution has been. Judge by judge, law by law, and appointee by appointee, The War on Choice speaks the truth about what is happening, and also tells the stories of some of the women whose lives have been affected by these court decisions and federal policies. A keen analysis of current events, combined with a hands-on plan of action for those who want to raise their voices in protest, this book will be riveting reading. And there is no one better equipped to write about the insidious, step-by step chipping away of rights, or about what we can do to fight back, than Gloria Feldt, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Her thirty years of work with the organization combined with her personal experience - as a woman who came out of the same West Texas political landscape as did George W. Bush but faced a very different economic and social reality as the mother of three children by the age of 20 make her the ideal spokeswoman for those who are alarmed by the current political climate.? This book will be a wake-up call, describing in jaw-dropping detail the story of what the anti-choice movement is doing to the rights to birth control, abortion and privacy.?… (more)

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