What is an Anti-Abortion Feminist?


Lila Rose, the founder of Live Action has written a masterpiece on counter-cultural pro-life women. She robustly explains what it means to truly be a feminist:

We are women who view the intentional killing of children not as a constitutional right, a matter of privacy or a necessary evil but, rather, as profoundly anti-woman and the antithesis of love.

We are women whose lives contradict the idea of an inevitable clash between religious liberty and women’s health. We are women who believe that something precious is lost when fertility is intentionally excluded from marriage, a sacred bond and a total giving of each spouse to the other.

We are women who believe that sex and pregnancy aren’t just health issues; they are also inextricably linked with family, morals, faith and values. And we are women who love everything about being a woman, including being mothers.

She concludes her op-ed with this:

We don’t wish to take the country back in time; rather, we aspire to move it forward, beyond a time when women are treated as objects and pitted against their children and their religious institutions — and toward a time when truly emancipated women embrace their intrinsic dignity and, with it, their authentic womanhood.

Like Tina Korbe over at Hot Air stated, I used to cringe at the word feminist. But then I attended a pro-life benefit dinner whose keynote speaker was from Feminists for Life. She helped me to better understand that to be pro-life is to be pro-woman. We believe that women are strong enough to be mothers. We believe that women do not have to choose between her life and her baby’s life. That she is capable enough to have both. The left says we are oppressed and enslaved by archaic thinking. But it is, in fact, they who are enslaved by their absolutes of sex, contraception and abortion on demand.

We are pro-life. We are pro-women. And we aren’t going anywhere.

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Lady Penguin
April 3, 2012 8:22 pm

The radical feminists did more damage to women which has yet to be fully measured. One sees the result in the brokenness of our family bonds, the loss of our society connectedness, and the loss of self-esteem in our girls. Our girl children are constantly confronted by directives that undermine everything they’re meant to be.

There isn’t anything “feminist” about radical feminism, but there is everything feminine about a woman who finds that she has a special and unique, God-given role on this earth.

April 3, 2012 11:55 pm

Out, damn’d spot! out, I say!

The blood of innocents is on our hands and marks our crime. It can’t be excused away.

April 4, 2012 6:33 am

I am a anti-abortion feminist, I am not a liberal victim calling themselves feminists, I don’t need to have laws in place to get me ahead, I as a PROUD WOMAN take what I want, when I want and how I want without ANY help from the whores to the the federal government who use the word feminist to beg for something!