From an episode of BackstoryPresented by Melissa Cranenburgh


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.

Choice Words on Backstory
Listen to Backstory: Choice Words, Reproductive Rights and Abortion20:2720 March 2019