I love a good book, but I also love babies, so when I came across a book billing itself as an abortion road-trip story, I was intrigued. I’m pro-life, but I’m also a compassionate person, and I’m of the camp of not shaming/harassing women who choose abortion because they think it’s their only option. So I wanted to review Unpregnant by Jenni Hendriks and Ted Caplan.
While this is a book about abortion that clearly comes from a pro-choice stance, it also puts a lot of issues into the book that make it clear this situation is not what leads to most abortions. Veronica Clarke’s choice to have an abortion comes from a place that many people will view sympathetically. I won’t include too many spoilers here, but it’s not just a “I was a silly teen who didn’t use protection” situation. That being said, this book goes a little crazy. In fact, it becomes about a lot more than abortion, which I think it knew was the only way to get away with it.