FFL's Frequently Asked Questions
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What about positions held by members which are outside your mission to systematically eliminate the reasons that drive women to abortion? Do your members walk in lockstep or is there a diversity of thought?
- One of the great strengths of Feminists for Life since our founding in 1972 has been the diversity of supporters attracted to our focused mission: to advocate practical resources and holistic support which address the unmet needs of pregnant women, parents and birthparents. Within our body of supporters, which includes people of many races, creeds, and levels of economic status, are volunteers who have served FFL as speakers and representatives—sharing their own experiences and influence to further this critical mission.
- Feminists for Life members and supporters hold to a broad spectrum of opinions regarding preconception and many other issues which are outside the scope of FFL’s own mission. As a nonpartisan, nonsectarian organization, FFL has not attempted to control their beliefs, convictions or feelings about issues which are outside the scope of our mission. It is not our place as an organization to take positions on issues unrelated to our mission, nor to regulate the thoughts or speech of those who are numbered among our members and supporters who choose to express themselves as individuals on a particular issue.
- The very fact that FFL supporters and speakers, as diverse a group as they are, can agree on our primary mission is itself a strong endorsement of its validity. FFL welcomes any and all who are committed to working alongside us in our shared mission to effectively put tangible resources to work and ensure that "Women Deserve Better®" is more than just a catchy phrase; it means women deserve practical resources and holistic support. We invite you to join us as we educate, energize, and empower the women we serve.
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Does Feminists for Life want to criminalize women
for having abortions?
- The early feminists enacted laws against abortion as
consumer protection for women.
- FFL has never advocated prosecuting women seeking abortion,
although we believe that women are capable of following the law. Why
doesnt the law hold accountable those who threaten or coerce a
woman into an abortion by withholding financial resources and emotional
support? Abandonment is a powerful form of coercion.
- We should criminalize anyone who withholds child support,
fires a woman from her job because she is pregnant, refuses to accommodate
her pregnancy, expels her from school, or threatens violence-any
act that forces her to choose between sacrificing her child and sacrificing
her education, career plans, or safety from violence.
- We believe that we should hold responsible those who
profit from womens pain-especially the abortion industry.
- Most important, we need to jump into hyperdrive to
provide resources and solutions that will support women.
What is your position on abstinence and chastity, various forms of birth control, and natural family planning?
- Feminists for Life advocates practical resources and support to address the unmet needs of pregnant women and parents. Preconception issues are outside FFL’s mission. Feminists for Life members and supporters hold a broad spectrum of opinions regarding preconception issues, and FFL welcomes anyone committed to working alongside us in our shared mission.
I want to use your posters and ads. What are the guidelines for using
- For complete rules
on sizes, where to post, and what information you can add, see our ad
guidelines by visiting College Outreach
Program Ad Guidelines or Women
Deserve Better Ad Guidelines.
- How can
I form a Feminists for Life group on my campus?
- We would love to
be affiliated with you! If you are interested in exploring this option,
please contact the College Outreach Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 703-836-3354.
- Do you
have any free stuff for college students?
- If you haven't
yet received our College Outreach kit for students, and you are the
leader of a pro-life group on your campus, write to us at email@example.com
and give us your name, mailing address, phone number, and the name of
your college. Any student may download the individual
ads and use the resources on our site for your papers. Past issues
of The American Feminist may also be downloaded
- I'm writing
a paper and would like to interview someone at Feminists for Life.
- Due to the volume
of requests, we have created this website for the purposes of helping
students on their papers. Our spokespeople are generally unavailable
for interviews because they are traveling to campuses all over the U.S.
- I want
to reach out to a campus near me. Do you have materials I could use?
- Feminists for Life
has College Outreach kits for faculty advisors who want to spread pro-life
feminism on campus and for pregnancy care centers helping students facing
unexpected pregnancies. For more information, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Include your name, mailing address and the name of the campus where
you want to use the materials.
- Do you
have materials and speakers for high school audiences?
- Our materials and
presentations are geared to a college audience. While you may find some
of our materials appropriate for high schools, we generally do not schedule
speakers for that age group.
- What is
FFL's position on euthanasia? Abortion in cases of rape or incest?
- For our position
on many life issues, please see our topics
page. If the answer isn't there, write to us at email@example.com
- What is
your religious affiliation?
- Feminists for Life
is a nonsectarian organization and welcomes all people, regardless of
- Do you endorse political candidates, parties, or PACs?
- No. Feminists for Life is a nonpartisan, 501(c)3 organization that does not endorse, support, or promote candidates of any party. FFL does not support any political party, and is not affiliated with any political action committees (PACs).
- Do you
sell bumper stickers, brochures, T-shirts, etc.?
- Yes we do! Click
here for FFL's Covetable Stuff!
- I want
to order some brochures to hand out. How do I do that?
- If you'd like
to see samples of our brochures, you can see What
Women Really Want, You Have Choices
or our Voices of Our Feminist Foremothers
poster by clicking on their name. For our Refuse to Choose membership
brochure or our College Outreach Program brochure, send a self-addressed,
stamped envelope to: Feminists for Life, P.O. Box 320667, Alexandria,
VA 22320. If you already know what you want to order, you can do so
- Does Feminists
for Life have speakers who could come to our campus?
- Information on
hosting a speaker appears on our
website. After reading through the guidelines, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
to schedule a speaker. Be sure to include the name and geographic location
of your school, along with the dates you would prefer.
- When will FFL
President Serrin Foster or FFL Vice President Sally Winn be speaking
in my area?
- For a continually
updated listing of speaker dates in the next few months, see our Speaker
- How may I join
Feminists for Life?
- You may join online
using a credit card by clicking
here, or join by mail by printing
out the membership form and sending it with a check or money order
for $25 ($15 for students; $35 for outside U.S.) to: Feminists for Life,
Dept. 0641, Washington, DC 20073.
- Can men be members?
- Yes! We welcome
men who consider themselves pro-life feminists.
- Can I give
a gift membership to someone?
- We encourage that!
Follow the instructions above for joining and be sure to include the
recipient's mailing address. Memberships are $25 or $15 for students.
We will send a letter announcing your gift with the first issue of The
American Feminist. (Gift memberships may not be anonymous.)
- Can you
recommend some books on pro-life feminism?
- We sell a few.
See our online catalog here.
We are currently working on a bibliography to be posted on our website.
- How can
I find out more about Feminists for Life and pro-life feminism?
- Read the extensive
information on our website, and sign up for our free
- I'm having
trouble convincing my friends that feminists can be pro-life.
- Familiarize yourself
with various issues of The American Feminist
and some of the material under the "Feminist
History" button on our website.
- I have
an article I think FFL could use. How do I submit it to The American
- Each issue of The
American Feminist covers a theme. If you'd like to be considered
as a writer for an upcoming issue, on a theme we choose, please submit
a writing sample to us at email@example.com.
(Writers are volunteers.)
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