Saturday, July 27, 2019

15 Nonfiction Books About Reproductive Rights

I'm very interested in the topic of reproductive rights. So, when I came across an article on Bustle's website titled, 15 Nonfiction Books About Reproductive Rights You Should Be Reading Right Now by Kristian Wilson, I decided to check it out. In the article, Kristian Wilson wrote the following:
With health care under fire across the U.S., it can be difficult to parse the negative feelings you're having about the potential revocation of your bodily autonomy. I've picked out 15 nonfiction books about reproductive rights you should be reading right now, because conservatives are inching closer to overturning Roe v. Wade everyday...

Several organizations have already taken legal action against what Planned Parenthood Federation of America V.P. of Government Relations & Public Policy Jacqueline Ayers called the "unethical and dangerous" requirement that "health care providers to withhold important information from patients," but no one can be sure of whether or not their efforts will succeed. Additionally, because of legal challenges against the unconstitutional abortion restrictions and bans that have cropped up around the country over the last two years, Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court case that secured our right to abortion care, could soon be overturned.
Interestingly enough, I've already read two of the books listed in the above mentioned article...And now, I have more books to add to my ever growing reading wishlist.

By the way, in case you were wondering, I've read and reviewed both; Life's Work: A Moral Argument for Choice by Dr. Willie Parker and This Common Secret: My Journey as an Abortion Doctor by Susan Wicklund and Alan Kesselheim. Both books are excellent reads!! Click on the link for each book to read my review of each book.


  1. These sound like important books. I believe that reproductive freedom a vitally important right as well as a vitally important driver of progress and human well being. It is alarming what is going on in America. Already there are large swaths of the country where, because of clinic closures abortion is not available.

    I will take a look at your other reviews.

    1. Like you, I believe that reproductive freedom a vitally important right and it isn't just about access/safe/legal abortions either... For instance, "In 2017, the Trump administration issued a ruling letting insurers and employers refuse to provide birth control if doing so went against their 'religious beliefs' or 'moral convictions'." Source of quote comes from Wikipedia:

      I'm floored that an employer has a right to deny access to contraceptive coverage in an employee insurance plan. Why would it even be any of their business whether someone uses contraceptives (or not)???? Rhetorical question... I'm not trying to stir up a political/moral debate with anyone. I realize everyone has their own opinions on the topic of reproductive freedom.

      I strongly feel that individuals need to be able to make their own informed reproductive choices without judgment/interference from others that do not hold the same beliefs. Sadly, reproductive freedom seems to be at stake.