The Abortionist: A Woman Against the Law
The story of Ruth Barnett, who performed more than forty thousand abortions between 1918 and 1968 without losing a single patient, reveals how the antiabortion laws benefitted racketeers, syndicates, politicians, and the press, reestablished state control of women's bodies, and victimized women.
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THE ABORTIONIST: A Woman Against the LawUser Review - Kirkus
Solinger's (Wake Up, Little Susie, 1992) biography of abortionist Ruth Barnett introduces us to a compelling character and to the underdocumented history of illegal abortion before Roe v. Wade ... Read full review
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Fascinating profile of a woman abortionist in Portland, Oregon. Rickie Solinger writes compellingly of her life and profession. Well-written, interesting story. Read full review