Sunday, January 24, 2016

20 Books to Read on the 43rd Anniversary of Roe Vs. Wade

I read the following article on Bustle titled 20 Books To Read On The Anniversary Of Roe v. Wade by Kristian Wilson. In her article, Kristian Wilson writes the following:
January 22, 2016 marks the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court case that guaranteed women's rights to safe, legal abortion. It has not gone unchallenged. Since 1973, lawmakers have passed more than 1,000 restrictions to abortion access, including laws that require women to wait days between consultation and procedure, and those that leave some states with only a few clinics — spaced hundreds of miles apart.
Although we're still standing with Planned Parenthood in opposition to harmful anti-choice propaganda, that's a small price to protect one of the most important moments in women's history. In 1973, only four states had post-Roe-like abortion laws: Alaska, Hawaii, New York, and Washington. According to Freakonomics, Roe helped cut crime rates in the 1990s, because it made abortion available to impoverished women facing unwanted pregnancies.
Today, women shout their abortions to fight social stigma and remind us that one in three women will terminate a pregnancy by the age of 45. They go public with their stories of pre-Roe terminations to show younger women how important it is that we are never forced to go back to back alleys and coat hangers. It's a great start, but we need more.
We need more accurate abortion stories. Films and television portray abortion as a deadly procedure. Nine percent of fictional women who receive a legal abortion will die from a complication, but the statistical likelihood of that actually happening is zero.
I'm a woman, a feminist, and I believe in pro-choice.


  1. This is a really interesting and creative post! well done!
    Emily @

    1. Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment. Happy reading to you!