By Marlene Gerber Fried
This anthology argues for a selection of the single-issue abortion-rights move right into a multi-cultural feminist stream.
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In the Federation's words, mass of Negroes, particularly in the South, still breed and disastrously, with the result that the increase among Negroes, even more than among whites, is from that portion of the population least fit, and least able to rear children [t]he carelessly properly. 16 Calling for the recruitment of Black ministers to lead local birth control committees, the Federation's proposal suggested that Black people should be rendered as vulnerable as possible to their birth control propaganda.
In a Dismantling the Privacy Right v. Wade has survived For about a decade following the 1973 decision, the "fetal personhood" campaign, spearheaded by the Catholic Church and 4 later joined by Protestant New Right fundamentalists, held center stage. Right-to-life advocates argue for the subservience of woman to the fetus, pitting images of innocent and helpless souls against those of 5 selfish, unnatural, and murderous femininity. Their goal is not simply to assure that to save fetuses but to return woman to her "proper place" motherhood remains her primary preoccupation.
Abuse. As for the abortion rights campaign itself, how could women of urgency? They were far more familiar than their white sisters with the murderously clumsy scalpels of inept abortionists seeking profit in illegality. In New York, for instance, during the several color fail to grasp its some 80 percent of the deaths caused by illegal abortions involved Black and 2 Puerto Rican women. Immediately afterward, women of color received close to half of all the legal abortions. If the abortion rights campaign of years preceding the decriminalization of abortions in that state, the early 1970s needed to be reminded that women of color wanted desperately to escape the back-room quack abortionists, they should also have realized that these same women were not about to express pro-abortion sentiments.