Specific and Direct Harm

Because without the power to make decisions about our own bodies, there is no democracy. --Gloria Steinem

This should be required reading for every judge, member of Congress, and candidate for office--as well as anyone who hopes to better understand this complex and important issue." --Cecile Richards, cofounder of Supermajority, former president of Planned Parenthood, and author of Make Trouble

 

 

 

 

 

The Turnaway Study: Ten Years, a Thousand Women, and the Consequences of Having—or Being Denied—an Abortion By Diana Greene Foster, Ph.D Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781982141578
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Published: Scribner - June 1st, 2021

“If you read only one book about democracy, The Turnaway Study should be it. Why?


New Handbook for a Post-Roe America: The Complete Guide to Abortion Legality, Access, and Practical Support By Robin Marty, Amanda Palmer (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Robin Marty, Amanda Palmer (Foreword by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781644210581
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Published: Seven Stories Press - March 30th, 2021

A completely new edition of Robin Marty's bestselling manual on what to do now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned.


The Family Roe: An American Story By Joshua Prager Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780393247718
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 14th, 2021

Finalist for the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction
Finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize
Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction
One of NPR's Best Books of 2021
A New York Times Notable Book of 2021
One of TIME's 100 Must-Read Books of 2021


Bodies on the Line: At the Front Lines of the Fight to Protect Abortion in America By Lauren Rankin Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781640094741
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Published: Counterpoint - April 5th, 2022

As the courts betray us and our leaders fail us, only we can keep each other safe.
 
In this powerful, empathetic look at abortion clinic escorting, “one of the most under-covered and crucial, lifesaving, rigorous forms of activism out there” (Rebecca Traister), Lauren Rankin offers real hope—and a real call to action for a post-Roe America.
 


Controlling Women: What We Must Do Now to Save Reproductive Freedom By Kathryn Kolbert, Julie F. Kay Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780306925634
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Published: Hachette Books - July 13th, 2021

**Shortlisted for the 2021 Stephan Russo Goddard Riverside Book Prize for Social Justice**

This definitive account of the battle for reproductive freedom includes a bold new strategy to safeguard our rights, from two lawyers at the forefront of the movement.


Reproductive freedom has never been in more dire straits. Roe v.


You're the Only One I've Told: The Stories Behind Abortion By Meera Shah Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781641603638
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Published: Chicago Review Press - September 1st, 2020

"Moving, multifaceted, and deeply human...as eye-opening as it is compelling” —Cecile Richards, author of Make Trouble 

At a time where reproductive rights are at risk, these vital stories of diverse individuals serve as a reminder of the importance of empathy, finding community and motivating advocacy 

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Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organizing for Reproductive Justice By Jael Silliman, Marlene Gerber Fried, Loretta Ross Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781608466177
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Published: Haymarket Books - May 10th, 2016

Undivided Rights captures the evolving and largely unknown activist history of women of color organizing for reproductive justiceon their own behalf.


Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty By Dorothy Roberts Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780679758693
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Published: Vintage - December 29th, 1998

Killing the Black Body remains a rallying cry for education, awareness, and action on extending reproductive justice to all women. It is as crucial as ever, even two decades after its original publication.
 


Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight over Women’s Work By Jenny Brown Cover Image
$19.95
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ISBN: 9781629636382
Published: PM Press - April 1st, 2019

When House Speaker Paul Ryan urged U.S. women to have more children, and Ross Douthat requested “More babies, please,” they openly expressed what U.S. policymakers have been discussing for decades with greater discretion.


Shout Your Abortion By Amelia Bonow (Editor), Emily Nokes (Editor), Lindy West (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Amelia Bonow (Editor), Emily Nokes (Editor), Lindy West (Foreword by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781629635736
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Published: PM Press - November 1st, 2018

Following the U.S. Congress's attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, the hashtag #ShoutYourAbortion became a viral conduit for abortion storytelling, receiving extensive media coverage and positioning real human experiences at the center of America’s abortion debate for the first time.


The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution By Jonathan Eig Cover Image
$25.13
ISBN: 9780393351897
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 19th, 2015

A Chicago Tribune "Best Books of 2014" • A Slate "Best Books 2014: Staff Picks" • A St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Best Books of 2014"

The fascinating story of one of the most important scientific discoveries of the twentieth century.


Policing the Womb By Michele Goodwin Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781107030176
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Published: Cambridge University Press - March 12th, 2020

Policing the Womb brings to life the chilling ways in which women have become the targets of secretive state surveillance of their pregnancies. Michele Goodwin expands the reproductive health and rights debate beyond abortion to include how legislators increasingly turn to criminalizing women for miscarriages, stillbirths, and threatening the health of their pregnancies.


Jane Against the World: Roe v. Wade and the Fight for Reproductive Rights By Karen Blumenthal Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781626721654
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - February 25th, 2020

A riveting look at the tumultuous history of abortion rights in the United States leading up to the landmark case of Roe v. Wade, by award-winning author and journalist Karen Blumenthal.