That happened in 2013 in Albuquerque, where energetic grassroots organizing persuaded voters to reject a twenty-week ban that would have closed one of a handful of clinics that perform abortions after twenty-four weeks. What an honor it is to have these responses to Pro from women so deeply engaged in reproductive justice work. Their land was given to Arabs. Four years later, abortion became a litmus test for every national political candidate. It's an issue of a woman's right over her body in regard to health. Perhaps that is why privacy has so little purchase on the abortion debate: Only a self can have privacy. I am now coming to see how reproductive justice must be central to any liberatory project.
Your judgment of that woman is not even an interesting fact about yourself. To be sure, some anti-choicers have racist motivations—I discuss some who see banning abortion as part of a campaign to produce more middle-class white people. And to push this one step further, would we expect a man to give up an opportunity to go to college, to have a career, or to take better care of his already existing children, if there were other options for him? I'm strongly pro-choice and believe that reproductive rights belong first, and foremost, to women. You know, talk about people regretting things. She lives in New York City. And more have passed than in, you know, any period before then.
It makes me want to call every congressman and woman and give them the true facts that Pollitt took the time to include in her book. We'll make sure you never have any babies. What I love most about Have you ever thought strongly about a topic, but could not put your ideas and feelings into words? Pollitt points out that abortion is a common experience with 3 in 10 women having one. I wanted to broadly engage the major arguments which have traction in mainstream contemporary political discourse, and lay bare their underpinnings and contradictions in ways that felt fresh and engaging to me. I'm just so happy that you are having this segment. Katha Pollitt takes a calm look at the state of abortion rights in America and points out where we've gone astray.
I just want to go back a little bit and say, you know, I didn't say having an abortion is an agonizing decision for most women who have it. But states quickly passed laws making that impossible. They are supposed to live for others. The Republican Party has interests that are different from and often opposed to the right to life movement. I also learned from younger activists and writers like the ones represented here. In this urgent, controversial book, Katha Pollitt reframes abortion as a common part of a woman's reproductive life, one that should be accepted as a moral right with positive social implications.
But we know that, actually, most women who have abortions, it's not a difficult decision. Eesha Pandit makes an important point about sterilization abuse and pressure on women of color not to reproduce. Instead of shaming women for ending a pregnancy, we should acknowledge their realism and self-knowledge. In all these ways, this is a book that contemporary antiabortion politics has forced into existence right now. Unfortunately, she is unable to defend the indefensible.
But the issue remains far from settled. Because I don't think it is pro-life. The very people that won't extend the Affordable Care Act, you know, to their states that, you know, won't accept state Medicaid, which will benefit very disproportionately single mothers and people of color. I cannot recommend it enough. Really enjoyed it and learned a lot. And we're really reaching a crisis point in a state like Texas, for example. Your understanding of the procedure to terminate a pregnancy is very skewed.
Of course abortion, a procedure one in three American women will have in her life but that many never talk about, makes the list. There are lots of people who want an abortion that can't have one. Even as abortion becomes more and more restricted, gun rights expand. Wade, abortion's connection to feminism, and myths that anti-choice individuals use to stigmatize abortion and women in general. She really helped me to firm up my beliefs on abortion. Eventually I stopped highlighting and underlining because every word is so important. It's a normal fact of life and has been since ancient times.
I hope the author will forgive me from marking it up in dramatic fashion. Naturally, countries such as Ireland pain Pollitt. I hope the author will forgive me from marking it up in dramatic fashion. For those who supported abortion, Roe already seemed a significant victory. Therefo I would recommend this to anyone who believes to any extent in a woman's right to choose. Maybe abortion is different not because it's uniquely grave but because it's about women.