The War on Choice: The Right-Wing Attack on Women's Rights and How to Fight Back

The War on Choice: The Right-Wing Attack on Women's Rights and How to Fight Back


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The War on Choice: The Right-Wing Attack on Women's Rights and How to Fight Back by Gloria Feldt, Laura Fraser

Accessible and impassioned, here is an eye-opening look at the right wing strategy to reverse the gains American women have made over the past 50 years. The War on Choice chronicles the actions being taken at the highest levels of government to turn back the clock on women's rights.

With the White House acting in anti-choice lockstep with the majorities in both House and Senate, religious extremists are now in key decision-making posts, our federal judiciary is filled with recent appointees whose values are drastically out of step with the pro-choice sentiments of the majority of the American people, abstinence-only sex education is now the rule, ideology has trumped science in domestic and global health policy, and the Supreme Court balance in favor of reproductive freedoms is perilously close to toppling. But while many of the individual facts are known, no one until now has connected all the dots and drawn the Big Picture that shows exactly how radical and how successful this quiet revolution has been.

Judge by judge, law by law, and appointee by appointee, The War on Choice speaks the truth about what is happening, and also tells the stories of some of the women whose lives have been affected by these court decisions and federal policies. A keen analysis of current events, combined with a hands-on plan of action for those who want to raise their voices in protest, this book will be riveting reading.

And there is no one better equipped to write about the insidious, step-by step chipping away of rights, or about what we can do to fight back, than Gloria Feldt, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Her thirty years of work with the organization combined with her personal experience - as a woman who came out of the same West Texas political landscape as did George W. Bush but faced a very different economic and social reality as the mother of three children by the age of 20 make her the ideal spokeswoman for those who are alarmed by the current political climate.?

This book will be a wake-up call, describing in jaw-dropping detail the story of what the anti-choice movement is doing to the rights to birth control, abortion and privacy.?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553382921
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/13/2004
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 819,101
Product dimensions: 5.21(w) x 8.14(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

Gloria Feldt is the President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She lives in New York City and Phoenix, and is married to Alex Barbanell. Between them they have six children, nine grandchildren, and one great grandchild.?

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Because they believe crap like Todd Akins said when he declated that women don't get pregnant wwhen raped because a woman'sbody had ways to shut down. And because two of the congressmen in ga agreed with him. The truly scary part was they are both MD, one of them an ob/gyn. Conservatives prefer religion over scientific fact, and believe all sorts of non-scientific crap based on dogma from their church--and most rational womenprefer healthcare based on science, not religion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why dont you just have a discussion with a conservative?