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Plan A

Sixteen-year-old Ivy's road trip across the country to get an abortion becomes a transformative journey of vulnerability, strength, and above all, choice.

Overturning Roe v. Wade

"This book offers a history of the overturning of Roe v. Wade, an analysis of the people and events that shaped the topic, and the current status of the topic"--Provided by publisher.

The Disquieting Death of Emma Gill

Abortion, Death, and Concealment in Victorian New England
In 1898, a group of schoolboys in Bridgeport, Connecticut discovered gruesome packages under a bridge holding the dismembered remains of a young woman. Finding that the dead woman had just undergone an abortion, prosecutors raced to establish her identity and fix blame for her death. Suspicion fell on Nancy Guilford, half of a married pair of "doctors" well known to police throughout New England. A fascinated public followed the suspect's flight from justice, as many rooted for the fugitive. The Disquieting Death of Emma Gill takes a close look not only at the Guilfords, but also at the cultural shifts and societal compacts that allowed their practice to flourish while abortion was both illegal and unregulated. Focusing on the women at the heart of the story--both victim and perpetrator--Biederman reexamines this slice of history through a feminist lens and reminds us of the very real lives at stake when a woman's body and choices are controlled by others.

No choice

the destruction of Roe v. Wade and the fight to protect a fundamental American right
Discusses the states and communities hardest hit by the reversal of Roe v. Wade, telling the stories of those most at risk, but also profiles the people who are doing groundbreaking, inspiring work to ensure safe, legal access to a fundamental part of health care.

The turnaway study

ten years, a thousand women, and the consequences of having--or being denied--an abortion
"A . . . look at the state of abortion access in America and the first long-term study of the consequences--emotional, physical, financial, professional, personal, and psychological--of receiving versus being denied an abortion on women's lives"--Provided by publisher.


the constitutional right to abortion
"On June 24, 2022, the United States Supreme Court issued a monumental decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark ruling that established the constitutional right to abortion in the United States. The Court's ruling will not end the debate on abortion in the United States. Instead, the ruling--and reaction to it--is likely to lead to many new court challenges, especially as some lawmakers tighten restrictions on how women obtain reproductive health care. The ruling has set in motion an immense shift in public health policies affecting pregnant women and couples"--Provided by publisher.

The cider house rules

a screenplay
A companion screenplay to the Miramax film, "The Cider House Rules," the story of Homer Wells, an orphan, raised to be a doctor by Wilbur Larch, but who, because of his disagreement with his mentor over abortion, leaves the orphanage, falls in love, and is forced to make decisions that change his life.

Why pro-life?

caring for the unborn and their mothers
"Alcorn's guide takes a hard look at tough questions, including 'What makes life meaningful?' and 'Is abortion really a women's rights issue?'"--Provided by publisher.

Unexpected choice

an abortion doctor's journey to pro-life
The author chronicles her journey from pro-choice to pro-life.

Pro-life, pro-choice

shared values in the abortion debate
"Debates the pro-choice versus pro-life stance on abortion. Examines the legal status of the fetus in the recent Personhood Amendments in state legislatures and in Supreme Court decisions, and asks whether Roe v. Wade should have focused on the viability of the fetus or on the bodily integrity of the woman"--Provided by publisher.


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