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The Maternal is Political
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In spite of that long list of issues, the voices were different enough that the book never felt like a litany of complaints. Anna Quindlen's piece on being pregnant in New York made me laugh, and two essays made me cry -- Cindy Sheehan's anguished farewell to activism to "try to regain some of what I have lost... before it [the system] totally consumes me or any more people that I love" and Kathy Briccetti's joyful account of her family's second-parent adoption.