The War on Choice

The War on Choice

The Right-wing Attack on Women's Rights and How to Fight Back

Book - 2004
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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.?
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, [2004]
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9780553382921
0553382926
Branch Call Number: 363.46 F333
Characteristics: xxiii, 326 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Fraser, Laura

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mdsdad2cn1 Jun 04, 2016

Infants and babies exhibit their own choice fighting for their own lives when villainous mothers and/or "doctors" do harm first by acting to kill the defenseless lives who are forced to pay for the myriad of choices their own mothers make - in nearly all cases. Accountability and responsibility must be enforced regarding a mother's murderous choice if any regard for human life is ever to even be recognized in our "civilization".

ecrl Jun 03, 2016

Fanatics are really the ones who believe others who think differently are fanatics.

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naturalist
Apr 19, 2013

read:
The Fundamentals of Extremism: The Christian Right in America
Edwin Kagin, Bobbie Kirkhart, Ed Buckner, Herb Silverman, and John Suarez (authors), Kimberly Blaker (author, editor), John Swomley (foreword)
and,
“They Shoot Doctors Don't They: A Memoir”
Roland Penner and Dr. Jack Fainman
Great Plains Publications, 2011, pbk, ISBN-10: 1926531175, ISBN-13: 978-1926531175
and, a quote:
“Fanatics never sleep.” April 19, 2013 Dr. Gail Erlick Robinson, Psychiatry, Head Women's Mental Health Program, University Health Network

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