Legal titans Kathryn Kolbert and Julie F. Kay share the story of one of the most divisive issues in American politics through behind-the-scenes personal narratives of losses, victories, and accounts of women and health care providers at the heart of nearly five decades of legal battles. At this make-or-break moment for legal abortion in the United States, Kolbert and Kay propose new strategies inspired by medical advances, state-level protections, human rights models, and activists across the globe whose courage and determination are making a difference. No more banging our heads against the Court's marble walls. It is time for a new direction.
... passionate, informative ... A solid primer on reproductive rights litigation and the path forward. Readers will want to pair this with The Turnaway Study (2020), by Diana Greene Foster and Killing the Black Body (1997), by Dorothy E. Roberts for more perspective.
Two legal titans who have been defending abortion rights for decades catch us up on the current disaster and plot the road ahead ... [Kolbert and Kay] share the firsthand stories of their landmark cases as well as heartbreaking dramas from the front lines ... A knowledgeable, essential reframing of an incendiary issue based on common sense, historical fact, and simple decency.
Kolbert and Kay [...] call on activists and policymakers to widen the reproductive rights agenda to include affordable childcare, reducing maternal and infant mortality rates, and improved sex education. This impassioned and well-argued rallying cry rings loud and clear.