VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT: LAWRENCE LADERadmin2022-01-28T14:18:39-05:00
THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
Lawrence “Larry” Lader
August 6, 1919 – May 7, 2006
“I decided, in a flash of a second, All right, I’ve shot my mouth off; I will become an activist.”
Author and journalist Lawrence Lader has written extensively on abortion rights and family planning in the United States. He was founding chair of the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws (now the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League) in 1969 and was instrumental in the campaign that produced the 1970 New York State law legalizing abortion. Beginning in 1976 he served as president of the Abortion Rights Mobilization, and has worked for the introduction of RU 486 (also known as the “abortion pill”) to the United States. Founding member of Veteran Feminists of America.