The Choice Of A New Generation

GenerationRoeThis year marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, yet the future of abortion rights has never looked more uncertain. In her bold new book, GENERATION ROE, Sarah Erdreich looks at the new generation of activists who are still fighting to protect the right to choose. 

“In her first book, journalist and women’s health advocate Erdreich delivers a passionate study of the past, current, and future state of the pro-choice movement in America. This is a thoughtful and comprehensive treatment of one side of an emotionally charged topic,” says Publishers Weekly of the book, forthcoming in March from Seven Stories Press.

Look after the jump for more great reviews, as well as information about author appearances.  

Kirkus Reviews calls GENERATION ROE “an honest probing of law, public perception and conscience in the abortion debate” and says that Erdreich brings “clarity and reason to the arguments around a woman’s right to choose in light of recent attempts to restrict that right.”

Katha Pollitt says: 

Sarah Erdreich zeroes in on the central paradox of abortion in America: one in three women will have at least one abortion by menopause, but the anti-choice movement is scoring victory after victory. Stigma and shame–and, let’s not forget, fear of anti-choice violence — keep too many women from speaking out even as their rights are whittled away. Can the young activists of Generation Roe revitalize the pro-choice movement? If you want to know what they’re thinking, this book is a great place to begin.

According to Jennifer Baumgardner, author of Manifesta and Abortion & Life, “Each generation experiences the battles for reproductive choice uniquely. Sarah Erdreich digs into our current terrain—one of crisis pregnancy centers, the lulling effect of Roe, and the introduction of a new cadre of young activists online—to illustrate the morality and urgency that animate the right to abortion.”

If you’re interested in joining the fight, you can connect with other activists on the Generation Roe Facebook page and follow Sarah on Twitter. You can also go to one of her upcoming appearances listed below. (More events might be added, so check her website for the most up-to-date list.)


Generation Roe Launch Party!
Monday, March 4 at 7pm
Politics and Prose Bookstore
Washington, DC

Thursday, March 7 at 7pm
Nicola’s Books
Ann Arbor, MI

Monday, March 11
Bluestockings Books
New York, NY

Thursday, March 14 at 6pm
UPenn Barnes & Noble
Philadelphia, PA

Thursday, March 21 at 7pm
Book Soup
Los Angeles, CA

Wednesday, March 27
Enoch Pratt Library
Baltimore, MD

Tuesday, April 9 at 7pm
Austin, TX


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