Pro-abortion “feminist” groups hold fundraisers in Playboy mansion

In the 1970s, Illinois Citizens for the Medical Control of Abortion (ICMCA) and NARAL were trying to legalize abortion.

“The approach to fundraising taken by both ICMCA and NARAL in the early years also reflected the connections and resources of their leaders and members.… Bold organizations relied in the early 1970s on substantial contributions from wealthy supporters… ICMCA also used the social skills of the more affluent members to put on a number of fundraisers designed to attract wealthy donors at fashionable places like the Drake Hotel amd the Playboy mansion in Chicago….

Although many women’s movement organizations have refused to accept Playboy money, NARAL and its affiliates took from the start a pragmatic attitude towards accepting support from the Playboy Foundation.”

Suzanne Staggenborg The Pro-Choice Movement: Organization and Activism In the Abortion Conflict (New York: Oxford University Press, 1991) 33, 192

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

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