Essential books to learn about the US abortion debate

Millions of women in the US will lose the constitutional right to abortion, after the Supreme Court overturned a 50-year-old ruling today that legalised it.

The supreme court has ruled there is no constitutional right to abortion in the country, upending a precedent in the landmark Roe v Wade case โ€“ a rare reversal of long-settled law that will fracture the foundations of modern reproductive rights in America.

Here are some important reads addressing the issue:

๐Ÿ“š The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

๐Ÿ“š Life’s Work by Dr. Willie Parker

๐Ÿ“š The Girls Who Went Away by Ann Fessler

๐Ÿ“š Handbook for a Post-Roe America by Robin Marty

๐Ÿ“š Shout Your Abortion by Amelia Bonow and Emily Nokes

๐Ÿ“š My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem

๐Ÿ“š Poor Your Soul by Mira Ptacin

๐Ÿ“š Killing the Black Body by Dorothy Roberts

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Published by suswatibasu

Suswati Basu is a writer, journalist, producer and feminist activist residing in London. She has written for the Guardian, Huffington Post and the F-Word blogs, and has worked for various media outlets such as the BBC, Channel 4 and for ITV News/ITN. She currently works as a senior intelligence expert.

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