I'm Pro-Life, that's not going to change, this book didn't change it. However, Dame Sparrow has done a lot of work into this book and as well as her other two. It's well written, thoroughly researched, and if you can get over the occassional snarky remark, it makes for some harrowing reading.
To my pro-life peeps, don't be put off by Dame Sparrow's activity in the abortion industry, or her pro-abortion stance. This provides insight into New Zealand's past, and it's pre-legal past is quite different to that of America and other Western nations. It's also probably the only literature out there that views this part of New Zealand history, I've yet to find any pro-life author tackling this subject.
Those who support abortion, unless you've got an interest in history and a strong stomach, I don't think reading this will do much for your argument or your opinion, but it's probably worth having in your collection.
All up, it does show the same desperate circumstances that drive women into the clutches of the local abortionists are the same then as they are now. Addressing the needs of those women is where those on both sides of the fence can find common ground.