Reproductive Rights

Reproductive Rights
Reproductive Rights

With the repeal of Roe v. Wade these titles look at the case itself, as well as the numerous issues and events surrounding it. You might also be interested in this list of Reproductive Rights Resources put together by our librarians.


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Bodies on the Line: At the Frontlines of the Fight to Protect Abortion in America

Lauren Rankin
362.1988 Ran

Clinic escorts have fought the "abortion wars" on the frontlines by replacing hostility with humanity. Collecting the stories of these brave volunteers from around the country-including the author's own-interviews with clinic staff and patients, and research and input from abortion rights experts, Bodies On the Line makes a clear case for the right to an abortion as a fundamental part of human dignity.


Choice Words: Writers on Abortion

Annie Finch
- editor
808.8035 Cho

With reproductive freedom under unprecedented attack, Choice Words, edited by poet Annie Finch, takes back the cultural conversation on abortion. A landmark literary anthology of poems, stories, and essays, this title collects essential voices that renew our courage in the struggle to defend reproductive rights.


Controlling Women:  What We Must Do Now to Save Reproductive Freedom

Kathryn Kolbert, Julie F. Kay
362.1988 Kol

While Roe v. Wade is a household name in America, few are aware of the impact of Planned Parenthood v. Casey. This title looks at one of the most divisive issues in American politics through behind-the-scenes stories in landmark abortion rights cases.


The Family Roe: An American story

Joshua Prager
342.7308 Pra

A 2022 Pulitzer finalist. Despite her famous pseudonym, “Jane Roe,” no one knows the truth about Norma McCorvey, whose unwanted pregnancy in 1969 opened a great fracture in American life. Prager tells the stories of activists and bystanders alike whose lives intertwined with Roe.


Jane Against the World: Roe v. Wade and the Fight for Reproductive Rights

Karen Blumenthal
342.7308 Blu

A history of the fight for reproductive rights in the United States which traces the path to the landmark decision in Roe v. Wade and the continuing battle for women's rights, Blumenthal examines the root causes of the current debate around abortion and repercussions that have affected generations of American women.


The Lie that Binds

Ilyse Hogue, Ellie Langford
362.1988 Hog

This is the account of how the formerly non-partisan, back-burner issue of abortion rights was reinvented as the main issue in a changing world. The Lie that Binds traces the evolution of some of the least understood forces in U.S. politics.


Trust Women: A Progressive Christian Argument for Reproductive Justice

Rebecca Todd Peters
362.1988 Pet

A minister and ethicist offers a Christian defense of abortion, arguing that we need to trust women to make moral decisions about their pregnancies, their families, and their futures rather than judging and shaming them.


The Turnaway Study: Ten Years, a Thousand Women, and the Consequences of Having--or Being Denied--an Abortion

Diana Greene Foster
- PhD
362.1988 Fos

What happens when a woman seeking an abortion is turned away? To answer this question, Diana Greene Foster assembled a team of scientists to conduct a ten-year study. They followed a thousand women from across America, some of whom received abortions, some of whom were turned away. This title presents the results of this landmark study.


Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now

Jenny Brown
362.1988 Bro

Jenny Brown uncovers a century of legal abortion in the United States until 1873, recalls women's experiences in the illegal days, and shows how the women's liberation movement of the 1960s really won abortion rights. She draws inspiration and lessons from the radicals of the past, putting together a road map for today's organizers.


You're the Only One I've Told: The Stories Behind Abortion

Dr. Meera Shah
362.1988 Sha

Once Dr. Meera Shah decided to tell people she was an abortion provider, she frequently heard this response: You're the only one I've told. This book collects those stories as they've been told to Shah to humanize abortion and to combat myths that persist in the discourse that surrounds it.