Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Professor Wants More Women to Brag About Having Abortions

Carol Sanger works as a law professor at Columbia University, but she also is an abortion activist who gives interviews, writes books and teaches classes about the controversial topic.

Sanger’s views on abortion are pretty outside the mainstream. She openly opposes laws prohibiting sex-selection abortions that target baby girls, and has spoken out against laws that ensure women have the opportunity to see their unborn babies on an ultrasound and bills to prevent the sales of aborted babies’ body parts.

This week, The Intercept published an interview with Sanger (not related to Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger) about her new book. The interview focused around women telling their positive abortion stories.

Sanger began reasonably enough by stating that there are many reasons why more women do not share their abortion stories.

“It’s your body; it’s sex; it’s reproduction; it’s a medical treatment,” she said. “Those are all things that people like to keep private.”

However, she argued that women should feel free to talk about their abortions just as they talk about any other medical procedure. The problem is that pro-lifers make them feel ashamed to.

“If we say something’s private, that’s OK,” Sanger said. “But when it gets pushed into secrecy to be a shaming mechanism by all these laws that tell you that what you are doing is wrong, and would then try to persuade you out of it, that’s what changes the decision.”

Sanger said she wants abortions to be “normalized.”

“Can we just regard this as a parenting decision and not murder?” she asked. . . . Read More

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