Choice: True Stories of Birth, Contraception, Infertility, Adoption, Single Parenthood, and Abortion

Edited by Karen Bender and Nina de Gramont

Choice attempts to raise the discourse on reproductive choice by posing the question—what is it like to make any sort of reproductive choice? In 22 stunningly honest essays, writers describe their experiences making some of these decisions. Contributors include Francine Prose, Jaquelyn Mitchard, Pam Houston, Carolyn Ferrell, Ann Hood, Deborah Macdowell, and Katherine Towler. The essays in Choice explore the complexities inherent in every reproductive decision, whether it is to choose to have a child or terminate a pregnancy; the guiding philosophy of the book is that this issue is too complex and individual to be legislated. The writers' frank exploration of their experiences humanizes the questions at the heart of reproductive choices.