By Brian E Fisher
After forty years of protest and debate, we know something for definite approximately abortion: it is a women's factor. correct? improper, says Brian Fisher in his ground-breaking reexamination of fellows and abortion. He unearths long-forgotten or never-known evidence to teach that abortion is especially a lot a man's difficulty. And it truly is a part of a protracted and tragic trend of male oppression of girls. that's why the unique writer of the equivalent Rights modification, feminist Alice Paul, known as abortion the 'ultimate exploitation of women.' Fisher indicates choose workforce of compassionate males led the way in which within the nineteenth century to cross legislation strengthening the criminalization of abortion and labored with feminists of that period to take action. however it used to be males, no longer ladies, who drove the crusade that resulted in the 1973 superb court docket ruling giving girls an unqualified correct to finish the lives in their pre-born childrens. So what is in it for males? As feminist criminal student Catharine MacKinnon observes, abortion 'does no longer free up ladies; it frees male sexual aggression.' Abortion is the last 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 strengthen their racist, eugenic, and inhabitants keep an eye on goals and schemes, as Fisher indicates, bringing up their very own phrases. If males gave us abortion, males can finish it in addition. 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 constant perseverance, dedicate our time, assets, power, middle, and testimony to finishing abortion in the United States for the sake of girls, males, and the family.'
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Extra resources for Abortion: The Ultimate Exploitation of Women
40 Plutarch notes that child brides were common, with girls being married off as young as 12. These girls had no options, no choices, and no voice about who they married. Women were also held in low regard in first century Jewish culture. 舡41 The testimony of women was regarded as suspect or not accepted. 舡42 Until Christianity worked to stop the practice in Hindu India, the burning of widows was a common occurrence. It was considered the duty of a good wife to sacrifice herself on her husband舗s funeral pyre.
Facts are facts. A person舗s gender does not change those facts or reduce one舗s right to discuss them. MEN AS VICTIMS We are inclined to accept that women should be the only gender with an opinion, right, and authority to choose abortion. After all, they are the ones who experience pregnancy, the abortion itself, and its after effects. Yet more and more evidence suggests that men are also victims of abortion. Dr. 舡27 Shawn Carney, the campaign director of 40 Days for Life, witnessed the anguish of a Korean man unable to prevent his wife from aborting their child.
A unique, completely distinct human being is wonderfully created at conception. She has all of the genetic material she needs to continue to mature through the phases of pregnancy, birth, and beyond. The purpose of this book is not to argue the topic of 舠personhood舡 (which is dealt with fairly by Robert George and Christopher Tollefsen in their book, Embryo: A Defense of Human Life). The process of assigning value to a human life at some point beyond conception is subjective and variable. Science has proven that life begins at conception舒 and that life is a member of the species Homo sapiens, a human being.
Abortion: The Ultimate Exploitation of Women by Brian E Fisher