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Jenny Brown picks Shout Your Abortion as her favorite book of the year on Verso Blog

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Shout Your Abortion

Shout Your Abortion by Amelia Bonow and Emily Nokes (PM Press, 2018)    

In what is surely the first coffee table book about abortion, the originators of the wildly successful hashtag #ShoutYourAbortion have compiled wonderful testimonies, photos, art, and stories of those who got abortions, along with interviews with abortion providers, to make this colorful, engaging book celebrating the right to control our reproduction.  It’s a refreshing change from the apologetic defenses of abortion that have become standard from the nonprofits that claim to be leading our fight. These groups have been defending abortion as “our right to privacy” when it fact was speaking out publicly about our abortions fifty years ago that launched the successful women’s liberation struggle to legalize abortion on demand. Shout Your Abortion follows in this radical tradition, a necessary part of the feminist resurgence needed to expand reproductive freedom. –Jenny Brown, author of Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now (Verso, 2019), and Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight over Women’s Work (PM Press, 2019)

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