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Abortion & Life


Baumgardner’s groundbreaking new book includes abortion testimonials by Ani DiFranco, Barbara Ehrenreich, Gloria Steinem, and others.

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What people are saying…

“In her role as author and activist, Jennifer Baumgardner has permanently changed the way people think about feminism . . . and will shape the next hundred years of politics and culture.”
—The Commonwealth Club of California, hailing Baumgardner as one of Six Visionaries for the Twenty-First Century

“If Jennifer Baumgardner ever needs another mom, I’ll be the first in line to adopt her. She’s smart, fearless, and a formidable force for change.”
—Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed


In Abortion & Life, author and activist Jennifer Baumgardner reveals how the most controversial and stigmatized Supreme Court decision of our time cuts across eras, classes, and race. Stunning portraits by photographer Tara Todras-Whitehill of folk singer Ani DiFranco, authors Barbara Ehrenreich and Gloria Steinem, and others accompany their elucidating accounts of their own abortion experiences.

In this bold new work, Baumgardner explores some of the thorniest issues around terminating a pregnancy, including the ones that the pro-choice establishment has been the least sensitive or effective in confronting.

Book Details

  • Paperback: 250 pages
  • Published: 9/1/08
  • IBSN: 9781933354590
  • e-IBSN: 9781617750397


JENNIFER BAUMGARDNER is the publisher and executive director of the Feminist Press. She is coauthor of Manifesta and Grassroots, two best-selling contemporary feminist classics, as well as We Do!: American Leaders Who Believe in Marriage Equality; and author of Look Both Ways: Bisexual Politics, Abortion & Life, and F’em!: Goo Goo, Gaga, and Some Thoughts on Balls. She has contributed essays and commentary to the Nation, the New York Times, Harper’s, and NPR’s All Things Considered. Baumgardner has won numerous awards for her activism; her work is widely taught in schools across the country and she has given keynote addresses at more than 250 colleges and universities in the last decade. Originally from Fargo, North Dakota, Jennifer lives in New York.

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