It’s easy! Pro-life feminism, at its core, values nonviolence, justice, and equality. As pro-life feminists, we recognize the humanity of the preborn, and we believe that we have a duty as feminists to help mothers in crisis pregnancies without turning their preborn children into collateral damage. Many of our feminist foremothers opposed abortion (like Susan B. Anthony, Alice Paul, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton), and so we continue their legacy by working to eliminate the injustices — like lack of resources or support — that drive women to abortion.
Here’s a bunch of really good pro-life feminist quotes:
From Feminists for Life:
“Abortion is a reflection that we have not met the needs of women. Abortion masks the unmet needs of women in the workplace, schools, home, and society. In society — the poor, the working poor, women in difficult and often abusive relationships, and students and women in the workplace whose basic needs are ignored…Women deserve better than abortion.”
From New Wave Feminists:
“When our liberation costs innocent lives, it’s merely oppression redistributed.”
“We’re often told that we can’t call ourselves feminists because we don’t believe in bodily autonomy, when in reality, the exact opposite is true. If anything, we believe in bodily autonomy far more than the average feminist since we support one’s right to their own body from the moment it first exists.”
“Pro-life feminism: the radical notion that women and their preborn children are human beings, too!”
“Abortion kills twice. It kills the body of the baby and it kills the conscience of the mother. Abortion is profoundly anti-women. Three quarters of its victims are women: Half the babies and all the mothers.” —Mother Teresa
“Abortion is the ultimate exploitation of women.” —Alice Paul
“When a man steals to satisfy hunger, we may safely conclude that there is something wrong in society. So when a woman destroys the life of her unborn child, it is an evidence that either by education or circumstances she has been greatly wronged.” —Mattie Brinkerhoff
“The fight for the right to life is not the cause of a special few, but the cause of every man, woman and child who cares not only about his or her own family, but the whole family of man.” —Dr. Mildred Jefferson (she is a total badass by the way; she was the first black woman to graduate from Harvard medical school, and she changed Ronald Reagan’s stance on abortion from pro-choice to pro-life)
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