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This request came from S.A. Thanks for submitting this one:
Do you have any recommendations for romances where heroines have had or are considering an abortion — sort of the reverse of the “secret baby” trope? I saw your review for Knit, Purl, a Baby and a Girl by Hettie Bell, but I’m hoping for more options.
EllenM: Ooooh hmmmmmmmmm this is a head-scratcher. Let me put on my thinking cap.
Sarah: It is really something that there aren’t any books we can think of, isn’t it?
OK – the one with the shoes and the fishnets.
The Siren by Tiffany Reisz. It may not be that book (I’m so sorry I don’t recall) but I remember Nora talking about abortion in her past.
There is a Jackie Lau book. I don’t recall which one. ARGH my brain is so tired.
Amanda: Jackie Lau has a few!
A thread about abortion in my books.
It’s rare to see abortion mentioned in romance novels. Not unheard of, but definitely not common.
I want to include it in my books without villainizing or punishing characters for it, and I’ve put it in 3 books so far. 1/
— Jackie Lau (@JackieLauBooks) October 16, 2020
YES – Cheers to Jackie for all of it. Abortion is healthcare.
Jenny Trout writing as Abigail Barnette has one.
Sarah: Oh – yes that’s it!
What books would you add to this list? And once more, we remind you that the topic of abortion is not up for debate.