Our Choices, Our Lives

Unapologetic Writings on Abortion

by KrZista Jacob



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/4/2004

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 262
ISBN : 9780595298235
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 262
ISBN : 9780595750887

About the Book

Our Choices, Our Lives: Unapologetic Writings on Abortion

A riveting collection of writings, Our Choices, Our Lives challenges those who reduce abortion to "pro" and "anti," and reveals the many faces of the abortion issue.

The anthology explores the people behind the political question: Should abortion be legal? Our Choices, Our Lives takes the abortion issue to a new level.

Women's personal testimonies about their abortion experiences reveal the liberating, sometimes poignant, reality that can accompany the choice to end an unplanned and unwanted pregnancy. Women's health care workers, from counselors to doctors, compassionately bear witness to women's abortion experiences, and provide patients with medical and educational services in an environment that can be physically and emotionally dangerous to both themselves and their patients.

Our Choices, Our Lives concludes with the critical deconstruction of the state of abortion politics by political and religious activists and outlines the political, social, economic and moral imperatives behind protecting a woman's right to choose abortion.

About the Author

Krista Jacob has a long history of involvement in women?s issues, from domestic violence and sexual assault to reproductive freedom. At present, she is a writer, mother, and is an on-call Reproductive Health Counselor. Ms. Jacob received her Master of Science in Women?s Studies from Minnesota State University, Mankato.