"His book is at its best, I think, when it describes his experiences watching women undergo abortions and listening to their reasons....Overall, however, he believes that abortion is an important way in which women, and men, can assert dominion over nature, control their reproduction and ensure that the children they do have grow up healthy....Certainly, his is a bold attempt to forge a genuine new argument, one that's true to his grandmother's reasoning but adjusted to the present day....It would be a disaster, he points out, if every procreative act developed into a child. I think that many people agree with his larger point: While they may not like the idea of abortion, the majority of Americans, studies show, still feel that it serves the greater good when a woman can make her own difficult childbearing choices. But Beyond Choice also reminds us that the mother's gain is sometimes the baby's loss and that human reproduction, as it moves forward, still carries with it some very hard trade-offs."
"In the tradition of his grandmother, Margaret Sanger, Alex Sanger is challenging us to look in a new way at a woman's reproductive freedom. Beyond Choice contends that the pro-choice movement must re-think its message if it is to have political success and then gives a thorough outline of why and how to change the rhetoric. Well researched and readable, Beyond Choice should be required reading for both pro-choice and pro-life supporters."
"Beyond Choice offers an insightful and historic framework through which to consider one of the most charged issues of our time. Reproductive freedom is not just about women's rights but human rights. Alex Sanger's Beyond Choice defines the issues, clarifying the importance of a woman's freedom to determine her own reproductive destiny. It is a must read for everyone engaged in the debate and for those who struggle to preserve a woman's right to choose."
"In this thoughtful and eloquent book, Alex Sanger defines the arguments around abortion in a way which is clear, thorough, and mind-bending. Sanger challenged my own comfortable assumption that although abortion should be legal, I was very lucky not to have had to make that choice. He argues brilliantly against our moral reservations about a woman's right to choose. Anyone who cares about women or children should read this book."
"Rethinking everything from first principles, Alexander Sanger brings bracing new intellectual energy and clarity to a vital public debate that has fallen into indignant stalemate. Sanger writes from the experience of long involvement, and, appropriately enough, from a family tradition. His conclusions may be infuriating or illuminating to you, depending on your point of view, but Beyond Choice takes the discussion into fascinating new territory. Everyone should read it."
"This book will allow us to finally have a meaningful debate on reproductive health in America. It is insightful, easily understood, and written in a scholarly manner that I consider to be helpful whether a person is pro-choice or pro-life. Dr. Sanger's book is a must-read for all those who value reason in the debate on reproductive choice in America.
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