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Accessible and impassioned, here is an eye-opening look at the right wing strategy to reverse the gains American women have made over the past 50 years. The War on Choice chronicles the actions being taken at the highest levels of government to turn back the clock on women's rights.
As Feldt argues, the White House is acting in anti-choice lockstep with the majorities in both House and Senate, religious extremists are now in key decision-making posts, our federal judiciary is filled with recent appointees whose values are drastically out of step with the pro-choice sentiments of the majority of the American people, abstinence-only sex education is now the rule, ideology has trumped science in domestic and global health policy, and the Supreme Court balance in favor of reproductive freedoms is perilously close to toppling. But while many of the individual facts are known, no one until now has connected all the dots and drawn the Big Picture that shows exactly how radical and how successful this quiet revolution has been.
Judge by judge, law by law, and appointee by appointee, The War on Choice speaks the truth about what is happening, and also tells the stories of some of the women whose lives have been affected by these court decisions and federal policies. A keen analysis of current events, combined with a hands-on plan of action for those who want to raise their voices in protest, this book will be important reading for all students.
And there is no one better equipped to write about the insidious, step-by step chipping away of rights, or about what we can do to fight back, than Gloria Feldt, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Her thirty years of work with the organization combined with her personal experience - as a woman who came out of the same West Texas political landscape as did George W. Bush but faced a very different economic and social reality as the mother of three children by the age of 20 make her the ideal spokeswoman for those who are alarmed by the current political climate.
Praise for The War on Choice...
“Gloria Feldt knows what the assault on abortion rights feel like from the inside. In The War on Choice, Feldt displays her brilliant tactician-side: she lays out the history of reproductive rights, clearly describes what’s at stake, and details what we can do to preserve our most fundamental freedom.”
—Jennifer Baumgardner, co-author Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future
"This is a serious book about how the right wing has undermined reproductive rights in America, and in the process is diluting a woman's fundamental right to choose."
—Donna Brazile, Political Strategist
“Gloria Feldt's book will shake every woman to the core. She makes a compelling case. We either exercise our power as citizens, or else we risk losing control of our lives for generations to come."
—Donna Dees-Thomas, Founder, Million Mom March
" Marshalling a bevy of evidence, Feldt forewarns that reproductive freedom, already endangered, faces an even more perilous future. The War on Choice asks us to defend passionately the right to reproductive freedom by restoring access to critical health care where it's been lost and working to preserve the future of choice for all. "
—Anthony D. Romero, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
“With Gloria Feldt’s trademark passion for justice and commitment to telling the truth, The War on Choice is an eye-opening account of the right wing’s gradual but steady encroachment on one of the most fundamental of our human rights – the right to choose."
—Isabel Allende, author