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Tuesday, May 20, 2003



Radio interview from Australia's ABC Radio National with Dr. Leslie Cannold, a Fellow at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, University of Melbourne.

Dr. Cannold, a former student of Peter Singer, is concerned about a new strategy that she believes is being adopted by anti-abortionists. She calls this strategy the "Women Centred Post Abortion strategy". The point of this strategy is to make abortion less attractive by claiming that it harms not just the fetus, but also the woman. Huh.

Cannold says:

"I am convinced that the claims Women Centred Post Abortion strategy makes about the harm abortion causes women are false, but will leave to capable others the provision of necessary proof. My point here is to raise public awareness that the strategy exists and was designed by anti-choice advocates for the specific purpose of discouraging women from choosing abortion, and convincing the public of the paternalistic proposition that – for the sake of women – access to abortion must be curtailed."

The prolife movement didn't wake up one morning and say, "Face it. No one cares about the babies so let's make up a myth about how abortion hurts women." They slowly got that idea from post-abortive women who gradually worked up the nerve to talk about it.


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