Dr. Parker does not believe that anti-abortionists deserve to be referred to as 'Pro-Life.' I tend to agree. Anti-abortionists neglect to see the woman right in front of them as human enough to know what is right and wrong for her and any life that she may choose to bring into this world. But before this book I had very minimal language with which to speak about this. The way Parker wrestles with his God, the way he takes religion and rational past the easily obtained understanding and pushes himself to truly accept woman as equal humans is uplifting and date I say inspiring?! I am an atheist but the way that Parker writes about his relationship with his God did spark a bit of.. jealously perhaps? I could ramble about that specific aspect of the book but I won't because, the bottom line is that this book is a must read for anyone whose ever had an abortion, who might have one in the future, who has a uterus, who doesn't have a uterus, someone who enjoys people with uteri, etc, etc. This book allows new light to be shown onto the abortion debate and if we ever expect equality we need all the light we can get.
I have listened to this book twice on Audible and each time I focused on the specifics of Parker's argument about women's equality being based on this choice. He talks about fetal tissue, he talks about states that make him straight out lie to women, he tells real stories of women who need this health care. This man, this book, I am so grateful! I plan to buy a physical copy, read and reread, I have a few people who I want to gift it to. AND THEN I will take this information out into the world. I will talk, I will debate, I will demand the moral high ground when it comes to women's reproductive freedom because true equality depends on it.
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listen to it an Audible, buy it at your local indie book seller, your half price books.. whatever!
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