The Choices We Made: Twenty-Five Women and Men Speak Out About Abortion

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Angela Bonavoglia
Da Capo Press, Feb 27, 2001 - Social Science - 240 pages
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Every day in America, abortion providers and the women who need them are in danger. First published ten years ago, this collection of 25 powerful stories from contributors both famous and ordinary, privileged and poor, provides often harrowing insights into what happens when women are denied the right to choose. Testimonials from teenagers, college students, overloaded young mothers, and even a retired male Marine put a human face on one of this country s most controversial issues and offer passionate arguments for access to legal and safe abortions."

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This book brings a human dimension to the debate about a woman's right to choose. Bonavoglia's interviews with 25 well-known people (mostly women, including Rite Moreno, Margot Kidder, Whoopi Goldberg ... Read full review

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Gloria Steinem was born in Toledo, Ohio on March 25, 1934. She graduated from Smith College in 1956 and then spent two years in India on a Chester Bowles Fellowship. She is a writer, lecturer, political activist, and feminist organizer. In 1968, she co-founded New York magazine, where she was a political columnist and wrote feature articles. In 1972, she co-founded Ms. magazine, and remained one of its editors for fifteen years. In 1993, she co-produced and narrated Multiple Personalities: The Search for Deadly Memories, which was a documentary on child abuse for HBO, and co-produced the original TV movie Better Off Dead, which examined the parallel forces that both oppose abortion and support the death penalty. She has written numerous books including Marilyn: Norma Jean, Moving Beyond Words, My Life on the Road, and Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem, Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions. She has received numerous awards including The Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Medal Award in 2014 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013. In 1993, she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.

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