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e-Book A Question of Choice download

e-Book A Question of Choice download

by Sarah Weddington

ISBN: 0399137904
ISBN13: 978-0399137907
Language: English
Publisher: Putnam Adult (September 16, 1992)
Pages: 306
Category: Politics and Government
Subategory: Sociology

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Written by Sarah Weddington. Narrated by Mary -Louise Parker.

Written by Sarah Weddington. Starting with her years at the University of Texas Law School at Austin, Weddington, the attorney who won Roe v. Wade, traces the history of her involvement with this momentous Supreme Court case and its aftermath.

Dynamic recap of the past century. com User, August 9, 2000. I had the honor of taking a leadership class with Sarah Weddington where this book was used as a main text. The story of this accomplished woman bears testament to the changes fought for and won by women in the second wave of feminsim, both in the state of Texas and in the Nation.

A Question of Choice Paperback – Bargain Price, September 1, 1993. by Sarah Weddington (Author). Prior to reading this book, I knew that Roe vs. Wade originated in Texas, but I never actually understood how much things changed for women of my generation.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 292-293) and index.

A Question of Choice book. Hearing Sarah Weddington speak was one of the most inspiring and powerful experiences of my life. This book solidified my drive to keep choice legal for all women.

A Question of Choice. As a husband and as a father of a daughter, I am moved by Sarah Weddington's eloquent reminder of what Roe truly meansthat our most private decisions can be made behind the closed doors of our homes, with our families, and in private conversations with our hearts. Bill Clinton A milestone.

3 quotes from Sarah Weddington: ' it is unthinkable to allow complete strangers, whether individually or collectively as state legislators or others in government, to. .

3 quotes from Sarah Weddington: ' it is unthinkable to allow complete strangers, whether individually or collectively as state legislators or others in government, to make such personal decisions for someone else. 'It is time to renew the battle for reproductive rights. We have been outmaneuvered, outspent, outpostured, and outvoted by a group of single-issue activists.

Home Audio Books Social Sciences Gender Studies A Question of Choice. She laments the ground that sometimes complacent pro-choice activists have lost since Roe v. Wade on issues like the 1989 Webster v. Reproductive Health Services decision and the 1991 Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas hearings, and she stresses the urgent need to regain this ground from an unceasingly pro-life Supreme Court. People Who Liked A Question of Choice Also Liked These Free Titles

Sarah Weddington is the lawyer who, aged just 26, represented Jane Roe in the landmark case Roe v Wade, which in.When you published your book A Question of Choice in 1992, you decided to reveal that in 1967 you’d had an abortion yourself, while you were still a law student

Sarah Weddington is the lawyer who, aged just 26, represented Jane Roe in the landmark case Roe v Wade, which in 1973 effectively legalised abortion in the US. The daughter of a Methodist minister, she was born in 1945 in Abilene, Texas. Having graduated with a degree in English from McMurry University, she enrolled at the University of Texas Law School in 1964, one of 40 women among a student body of 1,600. When you published your book A Question of Choice in 1992, you decided to reveal that in 1967 you’d had an abortion yourself, while you were still a law student. Why did you wait so long to reveal this?

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A Question of Choice is an eloquent reminder of what Roe truly means-that our most private decisions can be made behind the closed doors of our homes, with our families, and in private conversations with our hearts (Former President Bill Clinton). Rate it .

The attorney who represented the pro-choice side in the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case recounts the story of her legal battle and victory and discusses the political and religious right's attack on women's right to choose
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I had the honor of taking a leadership class with Sarah Weddington where this book was used as a main text. The story of this accomplished woman bears testament to the changes fought for and won by women in the second wave of feminsim, both in the state of Texas and in the Nation.
Prior to reading this book, I knew that Roe vs. Wade originated in Texas, but I never actually understood how much things changed for women of my generation. Both women and men alike will marvel at the antiquated norms Weddington faced as a young woman and how she ultimately overcame them. For all of the frustrations I presently voice about the status of women in the world, I am not at all certain I would have her personal courage when faced with such overwhelming sexism.
As a Texas state legislator, she was responsible for an equal credit act, a rape reform bill (co-sponsored with another new female representative named Kathryn Bailey) and the state's Equal Rights Amendment. To realize that one woman had accomplished all of this is simply amazing and inspiring.
Although there is not as much White House era musings as I would have prefered, the fact that she got in when few presidents of either party appointed large numbers of women is really signifigant. Not satified with her own personal triumph, she then worked to ensure that future generations would not have the same hardship. Working alongside Midge Constanoza, Weddington used her position to encourage more women to get involved in policymaking.
Also heartening is Weddington's inclusion of steps to protect reproductive choice at the book's end.Unlike some other books on reproductive rights, the message comes in loud and clear: Defend choice every day and without compromise. The battles may be long and weary, but the nation cannot afford to abandon the 30 year old (at least in spirit) promise of women's bodily autonomy.
Even though the original version of the book was released during the 1992 elections, it is a message that bears repeating in every presidential campaign. Vote pro-choice and vote often to protect women's right to life.

Ieregr
This outstanding book offers an excellent perspective into the life of one of America's most important female attorneys. Regardless of one's political views on abortion, "pro-life" and "pro-choice" advocates alike can agree that Sara Weddington's critical role in this monumental turning point in U.S. abortion rights history serves as an important lesson on the development and evolution of leadership roles for, and the civil rights of, women. This book is for men just as much as it is for women. Men will gain an invaluable insight into their counterparts by adding significantly to their understanding of women. This book is a "must read" for any person of any political persuasion who wishes to add to their comprehension of the question of abortion, the rights of women, and the evolution of the leadership roles assumed by women.

Vijora
I choose this book for my book club and couldn't be more pleased. What's most fascinating is that much of the text covers a time when I was quite young and, to some degree, have been ignorant of. For example, I wasn't aware of some of the employment law she mentions that discriminated against women. The book reads as 1/3 personal history, 1/3 US history and 1/3 legal and legislative processes. Don't be put off however as Weddington discusses these processes in a manner that is interesting, accessible and ultimately designed to educate the reader.

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