Many people incorrectly assume that feminism is exclusively pro-choice and always has been. However, feminists as prominent as Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Victoria Woodhull (the first female presidential candidate in America) have opposed abortion. This ribbon campaign will hopefully raise awareness about the fact that the pro-life feminism ethic is still alive today. Although this ribbon is sponsored by Youth for Life, pro-lifers of all ages are welcome to participate. If
you would like to join the ribbon campaign, the instructions are further down the page.
The Meaning of Pro-Life Feminism
Pro-life feminists recognize that abortion is a last resort for many women, not something they really want or choose. A mother has special needs that many workplaces and schools do not want to meet. This means that for many women, the only "choice" seems to be sacrificing their baby to continue their education or school. How can being forced into such a terrible choice be "freedom" or "liberation"? Abortion is not freedom, but an excuse to maintain the status quo of pregnancy discrimination.
Pro-life feminists are fighting to change the social factors that pressure women in unplanned pregnacy to see abortion as the only solution. The time has come to reject the violence of abortion as the only answer to unplanned pregnancy.