Without Apology Book Launch

Published jojo - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 4:34pm

Jenny Brown of National Women's Liberation will talk about her new book *Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now*(Jacobin/Verso).

With an anti-abortion majority on the Supreme Court, several states with only one abortion clinic, and state abortion bans making their way through the courts, many reproductive rights activists are on the defensive, hoping to hold on to abortion in a few places and cases. This spirited book shows how we can start winning again.

Without Apology uncovers a century of legal abortion in the U.S.—until 1873—why a century of illegal abortion followed, and how the women’s liberation movement of the 1960s really won abortion rights. Drawing inspiration and lessons from that radical movement, the recent successful fight to make the morning-after pill available over the counter in the U.S., and the mass movement to repeal Ireland's abortion ban, Without Apology is an indispensable guide for organizers today.

Publisher's Weekly calls Without Apology a "laser focused polemic." Amelia Bonow of Shout Your Abortion says, "Without Apology manages to make perfect sense of the current political moment." Nona Willis Aronowitz says, "Without Apology draws an exhilarating line in the sand between reformers and visionaries, between near-sighted regulation and true reproductive freedom."

When:
Mon, 11/04/2019 - 7:00pm
Cost: 
Free, donations appreciated