Submitter: The number of strikes against keeping this book in the library are numerous. The book was first published in 1973, the year of the Roe vs. Wade court decision. While the contents may be of interest to academics interested in historical events leading up to this important court decision, it is of no interest to public library patrons. Especially as it has not checked out in over five years. In addition to the out-dated contents, the book binding is broken, the pages are turning yellow, and the book emits a funny smell. It definitely shows its 42 years of age!
Holly: There are really not many reasons why a public library needs to keep this. There are plenty of current books that give the same information, but in historical context. If your public library’s mission and purpose are to support university- or professional-level research, then great. Keep it. Otherwise, buy the Opposing Viewpoints volume on abortion (or something similar) and move on with your life.
Mary: The condition of the book makes it an automatic weed. However, my question is this a second in a series? Is it a sequel? What was the first book about? I hate cliffhangers.
But It’s Historical!: