Former Planned Parenthood President Compares Opposing Abortion to Segregation

Gloria Feldt, then president of Planned Parenthood, compares abortion to segregation while taking about a pro-choice litmus test for judicial nominees:

“The Right has long complained that Democrats and pro-choice Republicans have used Roe as a litmus test for court appointments. Well, Roe’s the law of the land, and because it protects a fundamental human and civil right, it should be a litmus test. There is no way it would be acceptable to put someone on the court who said they were fundamentally opposed to Brown vs. Board of Education, the decision that ended segregation in the schools. Why should we allow someone on the court who would take away a woman’s civil right to have control over her own body? No one who opposes a fundamental right and is opposed to a core constitutional holding – privacy – can be impartial and fair-minded on the bench.”

Gloria Feldt The War on Choice: The Right-Wing Attack on Women’s Rights and How to Fight Back (New York: Bantam Dell, 2004) 118

Is the right to kill this preborn baby really equivalent to the right of African Americans to go to the same schools as white children?

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Sarah Terzo is a freelance writer and journalist who works for Live Action. She is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life.
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