No Choice

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781399609128

Price: £16.99

ON SALE: 11th October 2022

Genre: Health & Personal Development

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Powerful, deftly researched. A necessary and urgent deep-dive‘ ELINOR CLEGHORN
Brilliantly researched and enlightening‘ STYLIST, Books You Need to Know This Autumn
Absolutely captivating‘ LESLIE JAMISON


On Friday 24 June 2022, women’s rights suffered an extraordinary and unprecedented blow. Five US Supreme Court justices made a decision that will impact millions of lives for years to come.

In this gripping blend of reportage and history, journalist Becca Andrews tells the story how we have arrived at this devastating turning point.

NO CHOICE introduces the origin of abortion and its practice in global cultures, before focusing its gaze on the battle that has been waged for the past century across America, shining a light on the eerie ways in which life before Roe will be mirrored in life after. The wealthy and privileged will still have access, low-income people will suffer disproportionately, and pregnancy will be heavily policed.

Taking us to the frontlines – to clinics, courtrooms, local communities, charities – Andrews tells the deeply moving stories of those who have had abortions, and those who have fought – and are fighting – for the right to abortion. There is a glimmer of faint hope, though. As the battle moves to state legislatures around the country, the book profiles the people who are doing ground-breaking, inspiring work to ensure safe, legal access to this fundamental part of healthcare.


Becca Andrews concisely contextualizes abortion care across race, class, gender identity, and age by analyzing both the limitations of Roe vs. Wade legislation and the fortitude of its advocates. Mosty significantly, her deft reporting centralizes the many people who effectively lost their constitutional right to abortion access long before Roe vs. Wade was formally overturned by the Supreme Court
Koa Beck, author of WHITE FEMINISM
A powerful, deftly researched book, NO CHOICE is a necessary and urgent deep-dive into the history and politics of reproductive rights and justice. Becca Andrews is a bold, compassionate, and informed voice in the fight for abortion to be respected as a vital part of healthcare, and a fundamental human right
Elinor Cleghorn, author of UNWELL WOMEN
Andrews' thoughtful and eye-opening original reporting chronicles one of the most definitive moments of our generation through the eyes of the people who lived and breathed it every day. Her thoughtfully crafted narrative tells the stories of all who've had and provide abortions with unflinching love and clear-eyed honesty
Renee Bracey Sherman, founder and executive director of We Testify
By turns enraging and suprisingly uplifting, an intimate, depressingly timely portrait of the many people who have stood in the gap to protect abortion patients and defend reproductive justice
Anna Merlan, author of REPUBLIC OF LIES
Highly informative, a compassionate look not just at history and current events around reproductive rights, but also the future. No Choice offers an invaluable contribution to the discourse and a reminder that abortion has a history that spans centuries . . . This book reminds us that we have seen this in the past and we do not need to return to those horrors
Mikki Kendall, author of HOOD FEMINISM
This is required reading for every citizen of this country. Filled with brave reporting, beautiful writing, and an insistence to tell the truth about the war on women, I'll be giving this book as a gift to every woman I know
Emily Rapp Black, author of SANCTUARY
No Choice translates Becca's years of expertise in beat reporting into an incisive, meticulous, and unsugarcoated examination of how our movement - and our country - failed the South long before Roe v. Wade was overturned
Robin Marty, author of THE NEW HANDBOOK FOR A POST-ROE AMERICA and Operations Director of West Alabama Women's Center
A powerful, necessary, absolutely captivating account of abortion in America . . . Anchored in richly rendered individual stories - told with grace, nuance, and compassion - No Choice is required reading for the terrifying post-Roe reality in which we find ourselves
Leslie Jamison, author of MAKE IT SCREAM, MAKE IT BURN