Feldt, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, offers a clear call to arms for women concerned about the erosion of reproductive rights. She chronicles the efforts undertaken by antiabortion groups to roll back legalized abortion and access to birth control, including the campaign to end "partial birth abortions," a nonmedical term devised by antiabortion groups for public relations effect. Feldt provides a perspective on the social, cultural, and legal history of birth control and abortion in the U.S. since Margaret Sanger, including personal accounts of women who remember the dangerous days before legal abortions. Feldt includes interviews with political figures of both parties and focuses on the expedient positions taken by politicians enthralled with the money and clout of the Right. Feldt details the strategies employed by extremist groups to block women's reproductive rights and what women can do to counteract those efforts and maintain hard-won freedoms. "Reproductive self-determination is the most fundamental civil and human right a woman can have," Feldt declares in this powerful look at women's reproductive issues.