The New Book from Robin Marty and Jessica Mason Pieklo
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About the Book
2013 will mark the fortieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade, one of the most divisive rulings ever to shape American politics. In recent years, attempts to overturn Roe v. Wade have reached a fevered pitch. Since 2010 hundreds of bills banning or creating roadblocks to abortion access, contraception, and basic women’s health have been proposed across the United States, with nearly one hundred new laws going into effect. The goal is to create a law that will eventually be brought before the most conservative Supreme Court ever to occupy the bench, in order to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Crow After Roe: How “Separate But Equal” Has Become the New Standard In Women’s Health And How We Can Change That takes a look at twelve states that since 2010 have each passed a different anti-abortion or anti-women's health law, and how each law is explicitly written to provoke a repeal of Roe v. Wade. The book will detail not just the history of the laws in question, but how they challenge Roe v. Wade and create a reproductive health care system that puts women—especially poor, rural, or those of color—into a separate class with fewer choices or control.
Advance Praise for Crow After Roe
“The authors of Crow after Roe combine their considerable journalistic and legal skills to offer a state of the art review of the numerous ways that abortion access is under threat in the United States. All who are concerned about the challenges now facing abortion providers and patients alike should read this book.”
- Carole Joffe, author, Dispatches From the Abortion Wars
“Crow After Roe is a must-read for anyone who cares about women's rights. A comprehensive look at the never-ending war on women's bodies, the book will shock and move you to action. Most importantly, though, Crow After Roe gives you hope and a roadmap for what we can do to change the current anti- woman tide.”
- Jessica Valenti, feminist author and speaker, founder of Feministing.com and columnist at The Nation