Another one bites the dustLawrence Lader, one of the chief architects of the abortion legalization effort died on May 7, 2006. He was 86. He was one of those elitists who thought he knew how and when people should live and die. He was one of the founders of NARAL. His animus against the Catholic Church led him to sue the Church and the IRS in an attempt to remove the Church’s tax-exempt status. He was a well-published writer for Look, Reader's Digest and The New Republic, among others.
Why do I mention his passing?
When history is written on the subject, he will be listed as one of the major players responsible for the deaths of 47 million babies in this country. His convoluted lies and misrepresentations in his landmark book “Abortion” in 1966 were used by the U.S. Supreme Court in it disastrous Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. He was one of those who, along with Bernard Nathanson, made up the lie that 10,000 women dies each year from illegal abortions. With his connections in the media, he was able to manipulate public opinion by feeding the newspapers and network media so-called horror stories where the poor woman died because she could not get a legal abortion.
The New York Times did a story on his death. To the Times he was a hero. But his legacy was not about life. It was about death. He takes his place with the great propagandists of the 20th century, a firm believer in the Big Lie.