Pro-Abortion activist used racist argument to promote abortion

Author Gene Burns doesn’t believe race was a factor in legalizing abortion. But he says:

“There was an instance, in Georgia, of a pro [abortion] reform lobbyist attempting to sway right-wing Governor Lester Maddox by raising the specter of white women becoming pregnant as a result of rape by black men.”

Gene Burns The Moral Veto: Framing Contraception, Abortion, and Cultural Pluralism in the United States (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005) 188

Burns says the information came from Sager C Jayne and Lauren F Gooch Georgia Abortion Act of 1968: A Study in Legislative Process (Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Department of Health Administration, School of Public Health and Carolina Population Center, 1972) 57

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Sarah is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians.

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