Pro-choice activist on why abortion laws were changed

By Sarah Terzo

Karen Stamm, pro-choice activist:

“[W] e must be aware that the [abortion] laws have not been changed for [women’s] benefit, but so the government can have control over the population.”

From “The Master’s Plan” Abortion Task Force Folder, March 1981

Mary Ziegler, After Roe: The Lost History of the Abortion Debate (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2015) p.142.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission.