“The authors of Crow after Roe combine their considerable journalistic and legal skills to offer a state of the art review of the numerous ways that abortion access is under threat in the United States. All who are concerned about the challenges now facing abortion providers and patients alike should read this book.”—Carole Joffe, author, Dispatches From the Abortion Wars
“Crow After Roe is a must-read for anyone who cares about women’s rights. A comprehensive look at the never-ending war on women’s bodies, the book will shock and move you to action. Most importantly, though, Crow After Roe gives you hope and a roadmap for what we can do to change the current anti-woman tide.”—Jessica Valenti, feminist author and speaker, founder of Feministing.com and columnist at The Nation
2013 marks the fortieth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s abortion decision in Roe v. Wade, one of the most divisive rulings ever to shape American politics. In recent years, attempts to overturn Roe v. Wade have reached a fevered pitch. Since 2010, hundreds of bills banning or putting up roadblocks to abortion access, contraception, and basic women’s health have been proposed across the United States, with nearly one hundred new laws going into effect. The goal is to create a law that will eventually be brought before the Supreme Court in order to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Crow After Roe: How “Separate But Equal” Has Become the New Standard In Women’s Health And How We Can Change That examines eleven states—Arizona, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Texas, Utah and Washington DC—that since 2010 have each passed a different anti-abortion or anti-women’s health law explicitly written to provoke a repeal of Roe v. Wade. The chilling effect of these laws has been to establish a reproductive health care system in these states that makes abortion legal in name only, and which places women—especially poor, rural, or those of color—into a separate health care class, with few choices or control. Featuring a foreword by Gloria Feldt.
Robin Marty is RH Reality Check’s senior political reporter, focusing primarily on state legislation restricting women’s reproductive rights. Her political, women’s rights, and reproductive articles have appeared in Ms. magazine, Truthout, AlterNet, and BlogHer.
Jessica Mason Pieklo is a senior legal analyst at RH Reality Check and the former Assistant Director of the Health Law Institute at Hamline University School of Law. An attorney and law professor, Jessica writes on issues of constitutional law and public policy. Her articles have appeared in Ms. magazine, Truthout, and AlterNet