Abortion as a Social Good: Katha Pollitt Pens New Vision for Pro-Choice Movement

We look at a book out this week that offers a new vision for the pro-choice movement. In Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights, Nation columnist Katha Pollitt dissects the logic behind the hundreds of abortion restrictions enacted over the past few years and shows that, at their core, they are not about safety, but about controlling women. In order to reverse the tide of eroding access, Pollitt concludes, the pro-choice movement must end the "awfulization" of abortion. She writes, "I want us to start thinking of abortion as a positive social good and saying this out loud."