In June 1971, Schwarzer and 374 German women, confessed that they had an abortion in a successful campaign to legalize abortion in Germany. Decades later, Schwarzer revealed she had never had an abortion.
In 2016, Schwarzer was convicted of tax fraud. Since the 1980s, she had failed to pay taxes on approximately 4 million euros that she had accumulated in a Swiss bank account.
In recent years, she has been highly critical of the Islamization, especially as regarding women's rights.