My Body My Choice: The Fight for Abortion Rights
- By Robin Stevenson (who also wrote Pride).
- Nonfiction Ages 12+
- Publisher: Orca Book
Publishers Pub Date: 07/May/2019
This is a phenomenal book. We were very impressed. Clear, information giving. rooted clearly in medical understandings and the work of maintaining access. Highlights Canadian and youth activists. We highly recommend this book.
From the Publisher. Abortion is one of the most common of all medical procedures. But it is still stigmatized, and all too often people do not feel they can talk about their experiences.
Making abortion illegal or hard to access doesn't make it any less common; it just makes it dangerous. Around the world, tens of thousands of women die from unsafe abortions every year.
People who support abortion rights have been fighting hard to create a world in which the right to access safe and legal abortion services is guaranteed. The opposition to this has been intense and sometimes violent, and victories have been hard won.
The long fight for abortion rights is being picked up by a new generation of courageous, creative and passionate activists. This book is about the history, and the future, of that fight.