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Public service announcements routinely note that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Advocates frequently invoke the twenty percent wage gap between men and women. And educational groups often cite the (more contested) statistic that one in five women will be sexually assaulted during college. But there is another data point not regularly part of public conversation: nearly one in four women will have an abortion by the age of forty-five. The widespread — but largely secret — practice of terminating pregnancies is what Carol Sanger wants us to talk about. As much as possible.


Family Law | Law | Women's Health


About Abortion: Terminating Pregnancy in Twenty-First Century America by Carol Sanger, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2017, pp. xv, 238, $29.95.