- Publisher: Duffy & Snellgrove (July 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1875989676
- ISBN-13: 978-1875989676
- Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.7 x 2.3 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,231,704 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Her book gives an insight into the real damage, of both the physical and psychological pain women have encountered through
their experience of abortion.
Reist also exposes the coercion, the inadequacy of current pre-abortion counselling practices, the lack of informed consent, and more deeply troubling pro-choice ideology that does nothing to promote the true rights of women and their unborn children.
I believe that Reist successfully challenges the attitude that talking about abortion and the grief is politically incorrect. Afterall there remains an element of pro-choice ideology that would have us still believe that women should be grateful for their so called right to choose. Thankfully Reist's critique restores the balance in promoting the dignity of women and the real tragedy of abortion.
Many readers will identify with some of these stories. The creation of a place of death in a woman's body where there should be a place of life must be the most profoundly disturbing physical and psychological event. The act - however excusable in terms of pressures and panic and ignorance - of ending the life of one's own offspring is not one that can be forgotten, but only forgiven - and that search for transcendent forgiveness is the one ray of hope in this otherwise inconsolably sad book.
There may never be a document like this one. It is a book of insight and first-hand truth about an emotionally "subterranean" catastrophy in our midst.