8.03.2005

Where Does Feminists for Life Fit?

This article has to do with recent Supreme Court nominee, John Roberts, and his wife, who is affiliated with Feminists for Life. It explores some of the differences between FFL and the "mainstream" pro-life movement.

Feminists for Life is where the policy meets the pavement, Foster told Christianity Today. By addressing the forces that push women toward abortion, Feminists for Life tries to make abortion "unthinkable," not just illegal. Whether lack of support from a father, the need to work full-time, or a lack of resources on a college campus to care for a child, their feminist concern for the vulnerable motivates their concern for both the baby and the woman.

Their emphasis on eliminating the reasons why women choose abortion has influenced the whole movement. "If you focus only on trying to convince people that the unborn child is a human being, then you may not get as far as you would like," says Ruse. "There is a broader drama going on." Many young people, Ruse says, choose abortion because they don't have the resources or support to care for a child and because society views abortion as an acceptable alternative to an unplanned pregnancy.

I encourage you to visit Feminists for Life's website and read through their information. FFL truly embraces a pro-woman point of view.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I read through the FFL website and there is definitely a lot of food for thought there. Thanks for making me aware of that organization. Women need REAL choices!

The Pro-Woman Pro-Lifer said...

Glad you like it! It is a wonderful organization.

GrannyGrump said...

FFL is amazing. I was a board member before I decided that they looked too often to the Federal government for my comfort. I think that the solutions need to come from individuals and voluntary organizations. I guess it's my Libertarian leanings. I don't disagree on the goal or even most of the methods, just the going to Uncle Sam for it.

The Pro-Woman Pro-Lifer said...

I hear ya Granny. Going to the government for funding always scares me a little too.