Review: Katha Pollitt’s ‘Pro’

December 5, 2014 5:07 PM

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Review: Katha Pollitt’s ‘Pro’

Like most other women who support abortion rights, Katha Pollitt celebrates motherhood as a choice. The poet and columnist for the Nation is also one of the most eloquent champions for women’s reproductive freedom, and her latest book is a manifesto.

“People think of pregnant women as weak and vulnerable, but when I was pregnant with my daughter I felt as if I could put my hand in fire and it would only glow,” she writes in the small but powerful Pro. “I never felt alone: There were two of us, right there. I didn’t think of my child as an embryo...

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