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Loved and Wanted: A Memoir of Choice, Children, and Womanhood by Christa Parravani

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In the wake of Texas enacting a bill to deny abortions after 6 weeks, Loved and Wanted shines a light on motherhood and the right to choose. For readers of Educated and Hillbilly Elegy.

In 2017, after becoming unexpectedly pregnant, Christa Parravani requested a termination. With two children already to care for and a history of ectopic pregnancies, she was worried she would not be able to find adequate medical care.

However, when she asked for help, her doctor refused. The only doctor who would perform an abortion made it clear that this would be illicit, not condoned by her colleagues or their community.

In exploring her own choice, or rather in discovering her lack of it, Christa reveals the desperate state of female healthcare in contemporary America, and examines her own reckoning with life, death and choice.

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Goodreads rating: 3.78

Condition: Used - very good

Format: Paperback, 224 pages

Dimensions: 129 x 198 x 13mm, 178g

Publication date: 3 Mar 2022

Publisher: Manilla Press

ISBN-13: 9781786580566