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AlexB, November 19, 2009 (view all comments by AlexB)
I too had the same question (re:birthcontrol). And yes, the Catholic Church bans artificial birth control, but natural family planning is allowed. Although it doesn't sound like there was room in this "relationship" for open discussions and putting off intercourse during fertile times. Obviously abortion is never allowed, and your former clients, Anne, were seriously mis-informed or just believing what they wanted when using abortion as their method of birth control.

Anyway, this does sound like an amazing, yet anger-inducing, book to read.
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Anne E., November 19, 2009 (view all comments by Anne E.)
I practice law and I once had a client in a minor criminal matter, nothing to do with abortion. But during the course of my representing him, he talked to me about the malpractice suit they filed against his wife's gynocologist for their last pregnancy. He gave me a copy of the initial complaint to read.
I was very troubled to discover that this was their seventh child and that she had had at least another seven pregnancies which she had aborted.
Their reason for doing this rather than using birth control was that they were Catholic and that they followed the teachings. This was some fifteen years ago and I am still troubled by it.
So, what was missing from the review was why Ms Vilas did not try birth control, or were all the pregnancies the result of birth control failure?
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Vilar, Irene
Other Press (NY)
Foreword by:
Morgan, Robin
Morgan, Robin
Personal Memoirs
Compulsive behavior
Abortion -- Psychological aspects.
Abortion & Birth Control
Biography - General
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8.54x6.28x.76 in. .61 lbs.

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"Review" by , "Nuanced, intellectually ambitious and unnervingly frank."
"Review" by , "Vilar does not mean to advocate on either side of the abortion debate...her book is a controversial and intense tale of generational and national trauma... [Vilar is] a writer of brutal honesty and profound intelligence."
"Synopsis" by , Vilar was a young college undergraduate in awe of a 50-year-old professor when they embarked on a relationship that led to marriage — and 16 abortions in 15 years. In Impossible Motherhood, Vilar looks back on her history of addiction.
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