What inspires me about Feldt's book is that she devotes the last 100 pages to "Fighting Forward: A New Pro-Choice Crusade," in which she lays out a blueprint for joining the NINETY PERCENT of Americans who support access to family planning and to making choice a reality for all women throughout the world. "The first step is to get off the defensive and set the agenda ourselves," she says. You can go right to it on page 233 for a list of actions we can all take right now to cut through bureaucratic mishmash (i.e., make all insurance companies provide contraceptive coverage, for example), outdated government restrictions (i.e., change the language of sex education from "abstinence only" to "medically accurate") and media silence, thereby giving women's choice its rightful place in every society.
So hurray again for the federal judge's decision to strike down the ban on late-term abortions. But it scares me, too. Waiting for the courts to reverse anti-choice legislation is literally like putting all our eggs in the wrong basket.