Why is it abortion rights are listed as “a woman’s right to choose” when even feminists like Betty Friedan didn’t start promoting it? Why is it these two rarely get a mention?
That’s right. Abortion rights as a Democratic Party Platform was introduced by two men who really weren’t feminists. One, Dr. Bernard Nathanson, deeply regretted his contributions to the movement and became a pro life activist.
Regardless if how one feels about Planned Parenthood or Margaret Sanger, does it really make sense to credit her with abortion rights? The woman passed on 7 years before Roe v Wade became the law on the matter, and it was two non feminist men who convinced Betty Friedan to even include it as a demand of the movement.
Why is it hidden that “a woman’s freedom to choose” wasn’t even the brainchild of women?