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Grand Illusions: The Legacy of Planned Parenthood Hardcover – Jun 1 1993


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Adroit Pr; Revised edition (June 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0963346946
  • ISBN-13: 978-0963346940
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 16.5 x 3.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 794 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 24 2003
Format: Paperback
I read this book in three days, it was a page-turner, very informative, well researched and well written. Dr. Grant dedicated ONE chapter of the book to the founder of Planned Parenthood, but you can read more about her in: "Killer Angel: A Short Biography of Planned Parenthood's Founder, Margaret Sanger" by George Grant. Grand Illusions is factual, and I can't imagine how anyone can argue that point. All you have to do is look at the end notes. There are hundreds of them, including many of Planned Parenthood's own publications. Grand Illusions is written with a Christian worldview and understandably this will not go well with many. If you have your children in the public school system, then you need to read this book!
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Format: Paperback
I found this book very helpful in my research of the legacy of abortion, but I have found more helpful books. This book contained lots of information, but could definately have been presented with out all the flowery words and catchy phrases. I would recomend Intended Consequences by Donald Critchlow
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This book is probably Grant's most important work, and it is absolutely unique among all the literature on the pro-life/pro-choice debate. No one interested in the pro-life cause has any business being without Grand Illusions, and no one interested in the pro-choice cause has any business not reading this and trying to refute it (they can't, but if they want to claim even the slightest degree of intellectual honesty, they must try).
Pro-lifers are unarmed without Grand Illusions: no joke.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robin Orlowski on June 15 2001
Format: Paperback
In the rush to point fingers at Planned Parenthood for being influenced by the sentiment of the time in which it was trying to shape public policy, Grant resorts to emotionally laden vocabulary and fails to distingush the organization was hardly alone in it's ambiguty towards race and ethnicity prior to the civil rights movement.
While it was encouraging Blacks and Hispanics to limit their families, the organization well into the 1960's, was encouraging white middle class familes "Let us help you plan your next child" and openly infered that they wanted clients to have large families. Decriminalization of birth control and relegalization of Abortion broadened the organization's mission and the women of color health movement pioneered a multifaced class-concious lens through which to work.
Ironically, the standard of measurement blindly advocated in this book would also require public schools and accomodations to be under attack with the same venom, because they also had several policies now recognized as elitist.
Disagree with Sanger if you must, but don't run around confusing the current organization with earlier operations.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. Pulver on Nov. 21 2000
Format: Paperback
This book, complete with impressive numbers of references, provides for compelling reading. As a person with pro-life sentiments, I was initially captivated. However, upon closer examination, I realized I was reading nothing more than an elaborate ad hominem of Margaret Sanger. In addition, the book overgeneralizes its "revelations" to paint present day Planned Parenthood with a black brush.
This book is may be pro-life, but it is unfortunately not pro-truth. It is progaganda.
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