Synopses & Reviews
From the former president of NARAL Pro-Choice America comes a politically impassioned, thought-provoking, and timely narrative about a womans constitutional right to shape her own life. Catalyzed by a preRoe v. Wade abortion, which required the consent of the husband who left her and the approval of a hospital panel made up entirely of men, Kate Michelmana seasoned lobbyist, skilled political strategist, and trusted advisor to some of the most powerful leaders in Americahas since devoted her life to protecting the rights of women and children. As president of NARAL from 1985 to 2004, Michelman catapulted the organization to prominence as the nations premier reproductive rights group, transforming the political debate and moving the question Who decides?” to the mainstream. Now, in Protecting the Right to Choose, Michelman offers a from-the-front-lines historical perspective on the issue of choice, through the fascinating lens of her life and lifes work.
A timely reminderto those on all sides of the debateof just how much is at stake. (Elle)
Inspiring. (The Washington Post)
Starred review. (Library Journal)
About the Author
Kate Michelman is one of the most respected and influential women in America today. Hailed a legend by Vanity Fair and one of the most powerful women in Washington by Washingtonian magazine, she is currently guiding the pro-choice movement through its most perilous period in a generation.