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Cristina Page
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Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. In particular, she examines the hoopla over Plan B and the HPV vaccine; pro-life groups’ anti-condom activities; the defunding by President . Bush of UNFPA; and American life pre- and post-Roe (the latter reads like a precursor to Margaret Atwood’s THE HANDMAID’S TALE).

How the Pro Choice Movement Saved America is a celebratory book of sorts, written by a woman who has been fighting for reproductive and family planning rights for much of her adult life. Cristina Page has been a leader in several different pro- choice organizations and she is a fervent believer not only in the importance of keeping abortion legal, but also in the many benefits that society has reaped since abortion was legalized in 1973. Abortion is a passionate issue that divides many Americans.

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How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America isn't a history of the fading glory of the pro-choice and feminist movements

How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America : Sex, Virtue, and the Way We Live Now. by Cristina Page. As activist and writer Cristina Page shows, the gains made by birth-control advocates (historically) and pro-choice organizations (currently) have formed the bedrock of freedoms few Americans would choose to live without. How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America isn't a history of the fading glory of the pro-choice and feminist movements. It's an incisive look at tomorrow's pro-life movement - and a chilling read.

Praise for How the ProChoice Movement Saved America. She lives with her husband and son in New York City. chapter two Love and Life American Style. chapter three The ProLife Paradox. chapter four The Condom Hoax. chapter six ProLifers Abroad. chapter seven A World without. Библиографические данные. How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America: Freedom, Politics, and the War on Sex. Автор.

Page crystallizes the thoughts and attitudes of a generation of women and men whose voices are seldom heard in the political arena

Page crystallizes the thoughts and attitudes of a generation of women and men whose voices are seldom heard in the political arena. How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America is the first book to address the positive transformation our society has undergone because of our ability to plan when and if to have children. It also exposes the anti-choice movement's far-reaching-and dangerous-agenda. Fresh, bold, and stocked with counterintuitive arguments, this is a book bound to form the basis for heated conversations nationwide. Отзывы - Написать отзыв.

Cristina Page convincingly demonstrates that the pro-choice side has done more than anyone else to prevent unwanted pregnancies and abortions.

How The Pro-choice Movement Saved America: Freedom Politics and the War on Sex (Hardcover) by Cristina Page. How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America. Cristina Page convincingly demonstrates that the pro-choice side has done more than anyone else to prevent unwanted pregnancies and abortions.

A young activist reveals that the Pro-Life Movement's real agenda in America is a war on contraception, family-planning and sexual freedom.

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How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America: Sex, Virtue, and the Way We Live Now by Christina Page. She explains the many-pronged ways they are trying to undermine your sex life, from pharmacist refusals of birth control prescriptions to abstinence-only sex ed in school, and then champions the somehow controversial idea that sex for enjoyment alone is actually a good thing.

A pithy polemic bolstered by solid research, intellectual heft, and firsthand reporting, this is a book poised to change the debate over reproductive rights in this country wholesale. As activist and writer Cristina Page shows, the gains made by birth-control advocates (historically) and pro-choice organizations (currently) have formed the bedrock of freedoms few Americans would choose to live without. Now, not only is the future of legal abortion far from guaranteed, in many parts of the country ready access to many forms of contraception is in jeopardy as well. And that development, Page argues, should have everyone, regardless of moral or political persuasion, deeply concerned. For these basic freedoms are not just for the freewheeling gals of "Sex and the City," but are central to the lives of working mothers and fathers from Phoenix to Duluth, churchgoers and nonbelievers alike. Page crystallizes the thoughts and attitudes of a generation of women and men whose voices are seldom heard in the political arena. How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America is the first book to address the positive transformation our society has undergone because of our ability to plan when and if to have children. It also exposes the anti-choice movement's far-reaching-and dangerous-agenda. Fresh, bold, and stocked with counterintuitive arguments, this is a book bound to form the basis for heated conversations nationwide.
  • I am glad I bought it How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America. The contents do not seem to be as optimistic as the title suggests, but it is very factual inside and important. I bought 2 copies of it and read it from cover to cover. After reading it I gave both copies to others with a note printed inside saying; "I help pay for abortions. National Abortion Federation Rachel Falls Fund". The book is more about the contraceptive and sex education situation in society than about abortion.

  • As renowned author Katha Pollitt says, this is a "pithy" book. Very valuable resource for revealing the real purpose of the anti-choice movement is banning birth control. Abortion is easier to attack but the underlying principal is to ban birth control and force people to only have sex for procreation. It's a well written book.

  • As a tenuously pro-choice advocate, I was hesitant to read this book because "The New York Sun's" endorsement printed on the cover says, "Cristina Page is the Ann Coulter of the pro-choice movement." Geeeeeesh, Ms. Coulter isn't exactly what I would call the pinnacle of veracity when it comes to facts. Fortunately, despite my reservations, I read Ms. Page's book. The author does a commendable job laying out the argument on why the pro-choice movement is more humane and beneficial for society than the pro-life position. The delivery is somewhat aggressive, but at least the lady backs up her facts with an impressive list of documented resources. Also, abortion isn't the only subject covered. Birth control is given its due.

    Originally, published in 2006, President Bush was into his second term when this book was released. Ms. Page's facts are correct about how science took a back seat to politics and faith during his administration. It didn't and still doesn't matter to the pro-life movement that we can only realistically and dramatically reduce abortions by following in the footsteps of Sweden and the Netherlands. These two countries with the world's lowest abortion rates is due to their having liberal abortion laws, well-financed contraception programs, and a commitment to comprehensive sex education that includes teaching children about contraception. Ms. Page's argument does gravitate towards the more extreme groups, but the Bush Adminstration gave these pro-life jihadists a lot of elbow room to help institute policy. If you're going to make a decision about where you stand on this important issue, at least have the courage to read the facts. Ms. Page delivers in a highly informative and readable fashion.

  • Great book! It is a quick read and does a great job of describing how the religious-right is waging a war on sex and a war on women.

  • How the Pro Choice Movement Saved America is a celebratory book of sorts, written by a woman who has been fighting for reproductive and family planning rights for much of her adult life. Cristina Page has been a leader in several different pro- choice organizations and she is a fervent believer not only in the importance of keeping abortion legal, but also in the many benefits that society has reaped since abortion was legalized in 1973.

    Abortion is a passionate issue that divides many Americans. It's a delicate issue and there are so many "ifs", "ands", and "buts" that it is often difficult to take a divisive stand. Cristina Page, however, has taken a stand and hers isn't as radical as the book's title suggests. She feels that abortion, while certainly not a desirable procedure and something everyone should avoid, has had some positive benefits to society. Once abortion and contraception were legalized, women were empowered to take control of their lives. It has led to greater enrollment in college, greater financial security for the children, and a smaller child- bearing burden to bear. The fact that family planning is now a choice has led to a stronger family, for these and other reasons.

    Cristina Page didn't write this book mainly as a defense of the pro- choice movement. What Page really intended with this book is to expose the more extreme elements in the pro- life movement and how they will resort to anything to validate their position. While pro- choice advocates rely on science and reason to support their views, pro- life adherents will use any tactic necessary to win support for their cause. This includes distorting the facts and manipulating data, presenting false and misleading information, and commissioning phony studies or surveys that are biased in favor of the pro- life side.

    I can agree with much of what Page says in this book. One doesn't have to look very far or very hard to see the smokescreen tactics of pro- life organizations. However, before we begin demonizing pro- life political groups for misleading the public in their efforts to make abortion a crime, we also have to consider the fact that abortion, at present, is legal. Could it be that the pro- life organizations feel they have to stretch the truth a little bit if they have any hope of overturning a Supreme Court decision? If Roe vs. Wade is overturned and abortion is severely restricted or outlawed, isn't there a good chance the pro- choice organizations would resort to precisely the same tactics?

    As for the writing and presentation of this book, it is okay at best. I like the fact that Page devoted so much time to gathering official research data because it helps persuade the reader. But the added notes and sources comprise about thirty percent of the book's pages. Take them away, and you have a book with only 168 pages: Not nearly enough to give a topic like this the justice it deserved. The presentation isn't the best either. It is basically a solid wall of words and statistics. I would have liked it better if it included some tables and/or graphic illustrations to drive its points home.

    With such limited space, this book doesn't dive deeply enough into the abortion issue the way I would prefer. This fact is most glaring in the book's final chapter, which discusses what the United States would be like if Roe vs. Wade was overturned. It was a good idea to include some frank discussion on this important concern, but there are so many valid points that could have been made and weren't, I got frustrated reading it. For example, there is almost no discussion at all of the black market in abortions that would most certainly rise out of nowhere if Roe vs. Wade was removed from the legal code. And even more frightening is the government crackdown on illegal abortion that would most certainly follow. It would mean the end of most of our privacy rights as we know them today, yet this issue is barely touched in the book's closing chapter.

    Overall, "How the Pro- Choice Movement Saved America" is a good book, but not quite the blockbusting piece of political non- fiction I was hoping for. It has many important and perfectly valid points to make and it backs itself with plenty of statistics and sources. It's good and worth a read, but it is really too short to make its way onto a list of the most important books on reproductive rights.

  • My daughter ordered this book to use in writing a college paper, and I ended up reading it because the title sort of drew me in. It is an extremely well-written, well-researched book that simply and logically articulates the thesis that the "pro-life" movement has a "hidden" (or maybe not so hidden) agenda that actually goes beyond ending abortion. Obviously, pro-lifers won't like this book and won't believe it, but for the majority of Americans who are ambivalent or uneasy about the subject, it may make them think twice about being complacent.

  • This book is wonderful. It is a definite eye opener and provides great information for anybody concerned about the important issue of Women's Right to her own body.

  • This book is a detailed look at how the pro-life movement not only is anti-abortion, but anti-contraceptives, and against any lifestyle that includes sex for pleasure. This goes agaisnt how the majority of US citizens want to live their lives! I also saw Cristina Page speak in person, she is very articulate and this book is a must-read for anyone on either side of the issue, or even if you're on the fence.