Beyond Choice: Reproductive Freedom in the 21st Century

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Public Affairs, 2004 - Political Science - 340 pages
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The world has changed, but the pro-choice position hasn't. Now an internationally renowned pro-choice advocate-and grandson of Margaret Sanger-offers a compelling new basis for keeping abortion legal . Thirty years after Roe v. Wade, the argument between pro-choicers and pro-lifers has reached stalemate. Pro-choice arguments haven't persuaded a comfortable majority that legal abortion is vital to our society, nor addressed our moral qualms. Younger people are less and less supportive of reproductive rights. Since 1996, state legislatures have enacted nearly 300 pieces of anti-choice legislation. With Roe in jeopardy, International Planned Parenthood Council Chair Alexander Sanger asks a simple but heretical question: How many more pieces of anti- choice legislation will it take to get the pro- choice movement to rethink its approach to the issue?In Beyond Choice Sanger explores the history of the reproductive rights movement to discover how it got stuck in its thinking, and then provides a convincing new argument for the moral rightness of its cause. He shows why it is vital to the health and survival of the human race that couples be able to have children, or not, when they ch

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Grandson of birth control pioneer Margaret Sanger and himself a longtime official of Planned Parenthood, Sanger here argues for open access to abortion based upon the demands and benefits of ... Read full review

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Alexander C. Sanger is currently a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund and Chair of the International Planned Parenthood Council.

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