What if she just doesnít want it?
Itís more complicated than that. We can address each of her concerns working
together for peaceful solutions.
Guttmacher Institute statistics show that there are reasons, often financial
or emotional, why a woman feels she must have an abortion. We must work toward
the systematic elimination of the reasons that coerce women into an abortion.
We oppose abortion in all cases because violence is a violation of basic feminist
Adoption is one way to affirm the early feminists' position on voluntary motherhood.
If a woman chooses not to parent, there are a variety of adoption options that
she can explore (open or closed, direct or indirect updates with photos). She
should know, for example, that agencies in some states offer more comprehensive
benefits (for example, compensation for lost scholarships, housing and other
living expenses, health care, moving expenses, etc.) to birth mothers.
What if she has every resource and all the support and still doesn't
We don't always know at the beginning how things will turn out. Many women
report that their feelings change throughout the pregnancy.
Two-time Emmy award winner and FFL's Honorary Chair Patricia Heaton said, “Women
experiencing an unplanned pregnancy also deserve unplanned joy.”
justice for all, especially those most vulnerable.
Women are capable of overcoming
the unexpected, and making nonviolent choices. We need to support their life-affirming
choices—including adoption options as well as marital or single parenthood.
women deserve better,
Serrin M. Foster
Feminists for Life
Next week's question: If you don't trust me with a choice, how can you trust me with a child?
is a reflection that we have not met the needs of women. Women deserve
better than abortion."
REFUSE TO CHOOSE® WOMEN DESERVE BETTER®