Planned Parenthood Book Club

Event date: 

Sunday, April 14, 2024 - 12:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

Carmichael’s Bookstore is proud to host the Planned Parenthood Monthly Book Club. This is a new club, and dates are subject to change. We are happy to partner with the Kentucky chapter of the Planned Parenthood and thank them for their support.

This month’s pick is You or Someone You Love: Reflections from an Abortion Doula by Hannah Matthews.

Register here: https://www.weareplannedparenthoodaction.org/a/lv-repro-rights

About the book:

Named an ALA 2024 Feminist Rise Book Project Winner * Glamour Best Nonfiction Book of 2023 * theSkimm Favorite Book of Summer 2023 * NPR Science Friday Best Science Book of Summer 2023

An eye-opening, transformative, and actionable journey through radical and compassionate community abortion care and support work: what it looks like, how each and every one of us can practice and incorporate it into our daily lives, and what we can imagine and build together in a post-Roe v. Wade United States.

Abortion touches all of our lives. While statistically nearly everyone knows someone who will receive an abortion in their lifetime, limiting narratives flatten our understanding and assumptions around abortion, while stigma and criminalization stifle discussion. What we lack are the language and tools to provide care and support to all of the members of our communities who receive abortions, before, during, and after them.

Now, Hannah Matthews—abortion care worker, doula, journalist and essayist, and reproductive rights advocate—breathes depth and nuance into the oversimplified narratives surrounding abortion, presenting an accessible guide to the emotional and physical realities of providing and supporting abortion care for our own communities. Featuring stories of real abortion experiences, including Matthews’s own, You or Someone You Love offers a glimpse into the stunningly diverse landscape of abortion care across gender, race, and class lines, while illustrating how we can better support and protect the people who seek abortion in a country that increasingly promotes secrecy and shame.

About the author:

Hannah Matthews is an abortion doula and funder, clinic worker, hotline counselor, and writer. Her writing has appeared in ElleEsquireTeen VogueMcSweeney’sTIME, and other publications. She lives in Maine with her family. More information can be found at HannahMatthews.me.

You or Someone You Love: Reflections from an Abortion Doula By Hannah Matthews Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781668005255
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Published: Atria Books - May 2nd, 2023

Named an ALA 2024 Feminist Rise Book Project Winner * Glamour Best Nonfiction Book of 2023 * theSkimm Favorite Book of Summer 2023 * NPR Science Friday Best Science Book of Summer 2023

An eye-opening, transformative, and actionable journey through radical and compassionate community abortion care and support work: what it looks like, how ea


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Carmichael’s Bookstore is proud to host the Planned Parenthood Monthly Book Club. This is a new club, and dates are subject to change. We are happy to partner with the Kentucky chapter of the Planned Parenthood and thank them for their support.