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September 17, 2019
Without Apology: Chicago Book Launch
Uri-Eichen Gallery
September 17, 2019
7.00pm - 8.30pm
Uri-Eichen Gallery
2101 S Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60608 United States
Jenny Brown discusses Without Apology, her comprehensive history of abortion in the US.

Jenny Brown will discuss her new book Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now.

With an anti-abortion majority on the Supreme Court and several states attempting to outlaw abortion altogether, many activists are on the defensive, hoping to hold on to reproductive rights in a few places and cases. This spirited book shows how feminism can start winning again.

“By examining the failings and triumphs of previous movements for abortion rights, Without Apology manages to make perfect sense of the current political moment. This book will turn concerned individuals into activists and help beleaguered activists remember how it feels to believe that we can win.” —Amelia Bonow, Shout Your Abortion

“Without Apology draws an exhilarating line in the sand between reformers and visionaries, between near-sighted regulation and true reproductive freedom. Jenny Brown has given us a frank, full-throated gift in an era when abortion rights are threatened by hostility and timidity both. Without Apology made me want to tweet about my abortion ’til the day I die.” —Nona Willis Aronowitz


Jenny Brown writes, teaches, and organizes with the feminist group National Women’s Liberation. She was a leader in the fight to put the morning-after pill over the counter in the US and a plaintiff in the winning lawsuit. She is co-author of the Redstockings book Women’s Liberation and National Health Care: Confronting the Myth of America. While editor at Labor Notes magazine, she coauthored How to Jump-Start Your Union: Lessons from the Chicago Teachers. She is the author of Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight over Women’s Work (PM, 2019).