By Brian E Fisher
flawed, says Brian Fisher in his groundbreaking booklet Abortion: the last word Exploitation of Women. In it he unearths long-forgotten or never-known proof to teach that abortion is especially a lot a man’s concern—and it’s a part of a protracted and tragic development of guys oppressing ladies. that is why the unique writer of the equivalent Rights modification, feminist Alice Paul, referred to as abortion the “ultimate exploitation of women.”
Fisher exhibits decide on crew of compassionate males led the way in which within the 19th century to move legislation strengthening the criminalization of abortion—and labored with feminists of that period to take action. however it used to be males, now not girls, who drove the crusade that ended in the 1973 excellent courtroom ruling giving girls an unqualified correct to finish the lives in their unborn children.
So what’s in it for males? As feminist felony pupil Catharine MacKinnon observes, abortion “does now not unlock ladies; it frees male sexual aggression.” Abortion is the final word get-out-of-jail-free card for males with non-committal intercourse lives. one other time table is at paintings to boot. males use abortion to increase their racist, eugenic, and inhabitants regulate goals and schemes, as Fisher exhibits, mentioning their very own words.
If males gave us abortion, males can finish it besides. Fisher outlines why and the way, and he urges males to soak up the duty with brave ladies. He lays out a five-point plan for males to “with humility, faithfulness, and constant perseverance, devote our time, assets, strength, middle, and testimony to finishing abortion in the US for the sake of girls, males, and the family.”
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Then there are those bizarre legal circumstances that call the legality of abortion into question altogether. On April 13, 2003, the body of a late-term male fetus washed up on the shore of San Francisco Bay. One day later, the partial body of his mother washed up a mile or so away. Though the exact cause of death was never determined, it was concluded that the mother, Laci Peterson, was murdered by her husband, Scott. Scott was charged and convicted of irst-degree murder in the death of his wife.
89 In 1936, Missouri gynecologist Dr. ”92 Taussig’s numbers were faulty. ”93 He gave a new estimate at a 1942 medical conference of no more than 5,000 abortion deaths annually, but that claim was not tied 58 A WOMAN’S RIGHT – MADE LEGAL BY MEN to any hard statistical evidence either. In any case, the danger to women from abortion dropped sharply after the introduction of penicillin in the mid-1940s. 97 While medical professionals refashioned their attitudes toward abortion, the press shifted its approach, as well.
110 Lader realized he needed women’s voices. Nathanson sheds light on how Lader recruited women into the effort to legalize abortion. ’”111 Nathanson initially thought that was a mistake: “I igured that if the feminists appeared to take over, the necessary abortion reform would be dismissed by moderates without a fair hearing. I was dead wrong, of course. ”112 Nathanson and Lader had a speciic agenda, the legalization of abortion, but realized they needed to use the appropriate women to gain acceptance in the various states.