Author(s): Melinda Tankard Reist
Have some women been disadvantaged by the widespread legalisation of abortion in Australia? This book contains stories of a dozen women who regret their abortions. They describe in their own words the traumatic effect this had on their subsequent lives. The editor looks at various issues involved, including poor quality of counselling.
Canberra-based Melissa Tankard Reist is a clear and vigorous writer whose articles on the politics of women's reproduction issues have appeared in many publications. This, her first book, is in the tradition of Germaine Greer and other feminists who in recent years have begun to challenge some of the orthodoxies of feminism.