Pro-Choice Author on the Motives of Some Pro-Choice Activists

Pro-choice author Janet Hadley says the following about the activists that originally campaigned to make and keep abortion legal:

“… some of the original campaigners for legalizing abortion advocated it as a potential tool for maintaining the social order. To put it bluntly, they urged society to adopt such measures not for the sake of the women themselves, but, crudely, to curb births among women in the “underclass”… Not surprisingly, there are times when doctors or social workers, in the belief that they know what’s best, push such women towards abortion. “

Janet Hadley “Abortion: between Freedom and Necessity” (Great Britain: Virago Press) 1996 p 88


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