Were Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton (1973) the result of a broad groundswell of ‘the mass of women revolting against patriarchal enslavement of their bodies’?
Or did a tiny, well funded, highly connected elite target a weakness—fissures introduced into the foundation of family life by the Sexual Revolution itself—to induce women to turn against their own life-giving nature?
Time Mag Tries to Skew History in Posing the Question “Has The Fight For Abortion Rights Been Lost?“
Contradicted by Commonsense Experience – Time Mag’s 40th Anniversary Roe v. Wade Article
“…a rebellion within the abortion-rights cause–pitting feminists in their 20s and 30s against pro-choice power brokers who were in their 20s and 30s when Roe was decided–threatens to tear it in two.
“Many young activists are bypassing the legacy feminist organizations that have historically protected access to abortion, weakening the pro-choice establishment at the very moment it needs to coalesce around new strategies to combat pro-life gains and connect with the public.
“As memories of women dying from illegal pre-Roe abortions become more distant, the pro-choice cause is in crisis. In 1973, female lawyers from the Center for Constitutional Rights said Roe v. Wade was ‘a tribute to the coordinated efforts of women’s organizations, women lawyers and all women throughout this country.’ Writing a new playbook for the pro-choice cause–one that ensures that Roe is not overturned and that access to abortion is preserved and even expanded–would require the same kind of coordination. If abortion-rights activists don’t come together to adapt to shifting public opinion on the issue of reproductive rights, abortion access in America will almost certainly continue to erode.”