By Brian E Fisher
After forty years of protest and debate, we know something for convinced approximately abortion: it is a women's factor. correct? flawed, says Brian Fisher in his ground-breaking reexamination of fellows and abortion. He unearths long-forgotten or never-known proof to teach that abortion is particularly a lot a man's problem. And it truly is a part of an extended and tragic development of male oppression of girls. that is why the unique writer of the equivalent Rights modification, feminist Alice Paul, known as abortion the 'ultimate exploitation of women.' Fisher indicates decide on staff of compassionate males led the best way within the nineteenth 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 girls, who drove the crusade that resulted in the 1973 splendid court docket ruling giving ladies an unqualified correct to finish the lives in their pre-born little ones. So what is in it for males? As feminist felony student Catharine MacKinnon observes, abortion 'does no longer unencumber ladies; it frees male sexual aggression.' Abortion is the final word get out of detention center unfastened card for males with non-committal intercourse lives. one other time table is at paintings besides. males use abortion to improve their racist, eugenic, and inhabitants keep watch over goals and schemes, as Fisher indicates, mentioning their very own phrases. If males gave us abortion, males can finish it to boot. Fisher outlines why and the way, and urges males to soak up the duty with brave ladies. He lays out a five-point plan for males to 'with humility, faithfulness, and incessant perseverance, dedicate our time, assets, strength, center, and testimony to finishing abortion in the US for the sake of girls, males, and the family.'
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Extra info for Abortion: The Ultimate Exploitation of Women
If the Supreme Court supports the woman舗s right to choose, biology mandates abortion only be performed on women, and women are increasingly being abandoned by men in the child-rearing process, why should men have any say at all? For many men, it舗s just fine that they don舗t have the right to say anything. Their goal of using women to achieve their own selfish purposes has already been achieved. 舡 These 舠purposes舡 have very little to do with empowering women. In fact, man舗s relentless promotion of abortion exploits women in the most personal, debilitating, and disrespectful way.
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 first-degree murder in the death of his wife.
It would be an enormous step forward for women in their appropriate quest for equal rights and equal protection. And, if men would be so convicted, ending the practice would be a step forward in their quest to live out their appropriate roles as selfless partners, serving alongside women for their shared and mutual good. Š Brian Fisher CHAPTER 1 JUST A WOMEN舗S ISSUE? There is no topic as heated, controversial, and emotional in America today as abortion. It seems everyone has an opinion on it, and expressing those opinions is likely to start a lively, impassioned debate.
Abortion: The Ultimate Exploitation of Women by Brian E Fisher