FF027: Civil Rights and the Pro-Life Movement

Think the anti-abortion movement was always the religious right’s reaction to feminism, civil rights, and sexual liberation? Think again. History is written by the winners and on 1973, pro-abortion advocates won a landmark case that earned them the presumption to rewrite history in a way more suitable to their interests.

But what if I told you that before Roe v. Wade, the anti-abortion movement was once built around a diverse coalition of New Deal Democrats, Catholic Liberals, and African Americans? 

In the first of a multi-part examination of the practice of abortion through the lens of libertarianism, Michael talks with Professor Daniel K. Williams of the University of West Georgia about the untold history of what eventually became the pro-life movement.

  1. Defenders of the Unborn
  2. NYT Review of Defenders
  3. Daniel K. Williams