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A Question of Choice

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A Question of Choice

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Sarah Weddington
publisher:
Putnam
genre:
Nonfiction, Politics and Current Events

We gave it a B+

Sarah Weddington thinks ”it is almost inevitable that the Supreme Court will overturn the principles of Roe (v. Wade) in the next year.” She should know. In 1973, five years out of law school, she won the landmark case that gives women the right to choose. In her calm, flat west Texas voice, she cuts through the ugly passions of current debate to recall the legal complexities of Roe and the suffering it alleviated. Her modest and moving autobiography/manifesto/campaign manual, A Question of Choice, reminds us that it took a whole generation’s commitment to win Roe and that it will take another’s to save it. B+