Dr. Bernard Nathanson and Auteur Theory
Charles Colson describes Nathanson's contribution as such,
It was social inequity that first motivated Bernard Nathanson to campaign for the legalization of abortion. In 1969, he teamed up with Lawrence Lader to found the National Abortion RIghts Action League (then known as the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws). The organization helped to enlist feminists, including Betty Friedan, in the cause of abortion on demand; but it was the two men, Nathanson and lader, who crafted the movement's strategy against its most formidable opponents and did much to define abortion as "woman's issue" on which only feminists are permitted to express an opinion. It was also Nathanson and Lader who determined that the Catholic heirarchy should be demonized as an elite club of white males who were insensitive to women's problems (218-219).
"I have aborted the unborn children of my friends, colleagues, casual acquaintances, even teachers. He also aborted his own child." He writes, "Yes, you may ask me...What did you feel? Did you not feel sad -- not only because you had extinguished the life of an unborn child, but, more, because you had destroyed your own child? I swear to you that I had no feelings aside from the sense of accomplishment, the pride of expertise. On inspecting the contents of the bag I felt only the satisfaction of knowing that I had done a thorough job. You pursue me: You ask if perhaps for a fleeting moment or so I experienced a flicker of regret, a microgram of remorse? No and no. And that, dear reader, is the mentality of the abortionist: another job well done, another demonstration of the moral neutrality of advanced technology in the hands of the amoral (pp.60-61).
Colson, Charles and Nancy Pearcy. How Now Shall We Live? . Tyndale House Publishers: Illinois, 1999.
Nathanson, Bernard. The Hand of God Regnery Publishing Inc: Washington D.C, 1996.