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29 June 2022
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13 July 2022

Reproductive Rights in the USA: Read, Understand, Be Informed

The Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v Wade in June 2022 means that abortion will no longer be protected under the US constitution. At least half of all American states are now set to outlaw abortion (if they haven’t already done so).

Following this landmark reversal, we here at the American Library in Paris have curated a selection of digital and physical reading material designed to give you a 360 view on reproductive rights in the USA from past to present.

From history and non-fiction, to memoir and novels, our carefully curated selection is intended to provide information about and contextualize what’s happening right now in the United States.

All books shown are available for check out and can be found in the Members’ Lounge

And whichever side of the debate you sit on—or if you simply want to learn more—you can read about the history of reproductive rights in the USA in the following books: 

If you want to read more about the debate between pro-life and pro-choice campaigners, then these books are for you:

To gain insight into how abortion and the choices around it affect people from a personal point of view, the following novels and memoirs feature abortion as a key theme:

We also have a wealth of e-books, e-newspapers and e-magazines which contain more information so that you can approach the topic in the most well-informed way possible: 

To stay up-to-date with the latest news concerning the overturning of Roe v Wade, you also have digital access to the New York Times with your American Library in Paris membership. Click here for more information.


As always, you can make suggestions for books to add to our collection if you’re a member by filling in this short form here.