A crucial book in light of Alabama

If you want to know what life was like for women trying to arrange for an abortion way back before Roe v. Wade, you can do no better than to read Nancy Howell Lee'sThe Search for an Abortionist. This is no polemic, but a sober survey of how women of all classes dealt with that predicament when the procedure was illegal, and(therefore) often dangerous.

With Roe v. Wade now being nullified piecemeal by state legislators, we—that is, all of us, wherever we stand on this issue—need an informed debate, which means reading this invaluable study.  

Published in 1969, The Search for an Abortionist is now available again, as an e-book, in the Forbidden Bookshelf series:


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