By Brian E Fisher
incorrect, says Brian Fisher in his groundbreaking e-book Abortion: the final word Exploitation of Women. In it he unearths long-forgotten or never-known evidence to teach that abortion is especially a lot a man’s concern—and it’s a part of a protracted and tragic trend of fellows oppressing ladies. that's why the unique writer of the equivalent Rights modification, feminist Alice Paul, referred to as abortion the “ultimate exploitation of women.”
Fisher exhibits decide upon team of compassionate males led the best way within the 19th century to cross legislation strengthening the criminalization of abortion—and labored with feminists of that period to take action. however it was once males, no longer ladies, who drove the crusade that ended in the 1973 best courtroom ruling giving girls an unqualified correct to finish the lives in their unborn children.
So what’s in it for males? As feminist criminal pupil Catharine MacKinnon observes, abortion “does now not free up girls; it frees male sexual aggression.” Abortion is the last word get-out-of-jail-free card for males with non-committal intercourse lives. one other schedule is at paintings to boot. males use abortion to increase their racist, eugenic, and inhabitants regulate goals and schemes, as Fisher exhibits, bringing up 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 absorb the duty with brave girls. He lays out a five-point plan for males to “with humility, faithfulness, and constant perseverance, dedicate our time, assets, strength, middle, and testimony to finishing abortion in the United States for the sake of ladies, males, and the family.”
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