A Woman's Right To Know: How Women's Health Became a Political Pawn - and the Surprising Alliances Working to Reclaim It

A Woman's Right To Know:  How Women's Health Became a Political Pawn - and the Surprising Alliances Working to Reclaim It
Author name: 
Carol Roye
Affiliation: 
Alumni
School: 
School of Nursing
Genre: 
Non-fiction
Subject: 
Health and Fitness

Women’s health has long been seen as a divisive social issue. But behind inflammatory news headlines is a surprising, untold story.

A Woman’s Right to Know is the factual and eye-opening story of how women’s health devolved from being a medical issue that was supported by religious groups, to a contentious political debate. Exposing a chain of historic events, Dr. Roye’s book reveals how women’s health became intertwined with such unlikely issues as tax policy and education reform and adopted as a political pawn by groups, such as the Religious Right.

This timely book also shines a light on the real concern at hand and true moral imperative —public health. Neither pro-life nor pro-choice, Dr. Roye explains why we must move beyond political rhetoric, and points us toward a solution that will help all Americans find common ground in order to protect the lives of women and children.