Backstory: Choice Words, Reproductive Rights and Abortion
Women’s reproductive rights are still varied throughout Australia, with little discussion, information and education available to women about abortions. A new book, Choice Words, hopes to shed light on abortion through a collection of thoughtful essays, stories and poetry. Editor Louise Swinn and contributors Amy Gray and Monica Dux join Backstory to talk about this powerful collection. Not a pro-choice polemic, but rather a deep read about personal responses to abortion, the stories reflect the commonalities and complexities of pregnancy and abortion. Including fiction, non-fiction and poetry, the collection explores the dominant narrative and taboos surrounding abortion and gives invaluable insight into how this impacts on Australian women today.