Kate Michelman Has Written a Memoir: “With Liberty and Justice for All: A Life Spent Protecting the Right to Choose”

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From the first chapter:

…”This is a book about one woman’s choice–my choice–how I came to terms with it, how I came to believe reproductive rights were central to women’s and children’s well-being, and how we can continue to create and sustain the conditions in which women and children can flourish.

“It is also a book about liberty and justice. The liberty to pursue our dreams, the freedom from government intereference in the most personal aspects of our lives. And the justice of a society that values and supports every child and respects the rights of every person, no matter who they are, what they believe, or how much money they have.

“This is a book about liberty and justice for women. But everyone’s rights are at stake. If the government may interfere in the private lives of some of our citizens, everyone’s privacy is threatened. If the government bans abortion and forces women to bear children against their will, or if we fail to support and cherish the choice to have a child, the fabric of our society is at risk. The ramifications of a woman’s freedom to choose reach far beyond a single issue.” …

You can listen to an interview with Michelman conducted by Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! here.

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