Among the following resources listed in Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now, some are out-of-print and hard to find. We are making full text available here, in some cases for the first time online. All links will take you to full-text resources.
Those marked with a single asterisk are being made available by National Women’s Liberation, womensliberation.org. Those marked with a double asterisk are available through the Redstockings Women’s Liberation Archives for Action catalog collection. Besides these resources, much more is available from the Redstockings Archives—get a free library card and explore!
The full Redstockings collection, The Redstockings’ Organizational Collection: Women’s Liberation Archives for Action, 1940s–1991 (Boston: Cengage, 2011), is available on microfilm. If it is not yet available in your library, ask them to order it.
Barnett, Ruth, and Doug Baker. They Weep on My Doorstep. Beaverton, OR: Halo, 1969.*
Beauvoir, Simone de. The Second Sex. Reprint. Translated by Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier. New York: Vintage, (1949) 2011.
Bonow, Amelia, and Emily Nokes, eds. Shout Your Abortion. Oakland, CA: PM Press, 2018.
Brown, Jenny. Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight over Women’s Work. Oakland, CA: PM Press, 2019.
Chalker, Rebecca, and Carol Downer. A Woman’s Book of Choices: Abortion, Menstrual Extraction, RU-486. New York: Four Walls Eight Windows, 1992.
Cisler, Lucinda. “Unfinished Business: Birth Control and Women’s Liberation.” In Sisterhood Is Powerful, ed. Robin Morgan. New York: Vintage, 1970, 245–89.
Giardina, Carol. Freedom for Women: Forging the Women’s Liberation Movement, 1953–1970. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2010.
Hartmann, Betsy. Reproductive Rights and Wrongs: The Global Politics of Population Control. Boston: South End Press, 1995.
Hole, Judith, and Ellen Levine. Rebirth of Feminism. New York: Quadrangle, 1971. See, in particular, chapter 7, “Abortion,” 278–302.*
Kaplan, Laura. The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service. New York: Pantheon, 1995.
Lader, Lawrence. Abortion II: Making the Revolution. Boston: Beacon, 1973.
Mohr, James C. Abortion in America: The Origins and Evolution of National Policy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1978.
Parker, Willie. Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017.
Phelan, Lana Clark, and Patricia Therese Maginnis. The Abortion Handbook for Responsible Women. North Hollywood: Contact, 1969.*
Pollitt, Katha. Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights. New York: Picador, 2014.
Ramírez de Arellano, Annette B., and Conrad Seipp. Colonialism, Catholicism, and Contraception: A History of Birth Control in Puerto Rico. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 1983.
Redstockings. Feminist Revolution. New York: Redstockings, 1975.
Roberts, Dorothy. Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty. New York: Pantheon, 1997.
Roberts, Dorothy. Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare. New York: Civitas Books, 2009.
Ross, Loretta. “Understanding Reproductive Justice: Transforming the Pro-Choice Movement,” Off Our Backs, Vol. 36, #4, 2007. LorettaRoss-UnderstandingReproductiveJustice-2007
Ross, Loretta, and Rickie Solinger. Reproductive Justice: An Introduction. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017.
Ross, Loretta J., Lynn Roberts, Erika Derkas, Whitney Peoples, and Pamela Bridgewater Toure, eds. Radical Reproductive Justice: Foundations, Theory, Practice, Critique. New York: Feminist Press, 2017.
Sanger, Margaret. Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography. New York: Norton, 1938.
Articles and Archival Materials
Cisler, Lucinda, and James Clapp. “Abortion Ruling: Some Good News … and Some Bad News.” In Majority Report. Redstockings Archives, February 1973.*
Gainesville Women’s Liberation. A Call to Speak Out Organizing Packet. Gainesville, FL.: Gainesville Women’s Liberation, n.d., circa 2002.*
Hanisch, Carol. “The Personal Is Political.” In Notes from the Second Year, edited by Shulamith Firestone and Anne Koedt. New York: Radical Feminism, 1970.** See also Carol Hanisch, “The Personal Is Political: The Women’s Liberation Movement Classic with a New Explanatory Introduction,” Women of the World Unite! Writings by Carol Hanisch. January 2006, carolhanisch.org.
Redstockings Abortion Speakout, “Abortion: Women Tell It Like It Is,” New York City, March 21, 1969, archive.org.
Redstockings 20th Anniversary Abortion Speakout, “Women Tell It Like It Is, Was, and Ought to Be,” New York City, March 3, 1989, archive.org
Films (in chronological order)
With a Vengeance: The Fight for Reproductive Freedom, VHS video. Directed by Lori Hiris. New York: Women Make Movies, 1989. wmm.com.
She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, DVD. Directed by Mary Dore. New York: Cinema Guild, 2014. shesbeautifulwhenshesangry.com.
Vessel, widescreen ed., DVD. Directed by Diana Whitten. United States: Kino Lorber, 2014. vesselthefilm.com.
No más bebés, DVD. Directed by Renee Tajima-Peña. Los Angeles: Moon Canyon Films, 2015. nomasbebesmovie.com.
Jackson, DVD. Directed by Maisie Crow. Portland: Collective Eye Films, 2016. jacksonthefilm.com.
Trapped, DVD. Directed by Dawn Porter. Trilogy Films, 2016. trappeddocumentary.com.
Birthright: A War Story, DVD. Directed by Civia Tamarkin. New York: Women Make Movies, 2017. birthrightfilm.com.