Refuse to Choose Between Abortions & Starving Children
February 23, 2011
What is worse? Having no food or having an abortion?
That's the latest "choice" we are supposed to make for poor women and their children.
During Hill debates and on many blogs, many on one side say "no" to abortion and "no" to helping poor women and their children. Many on the other say "yes" to helping the poor and "yes" to abortion--especially if poor women receive no help.
When Feminists for Life says we REFUSE TO CHOOSE between women and children, we mean it.
Pitting women against children--forcing them to choose between a starving child and having an abortion--is a false choice.
Poor women do not need abortions. They need our help.
We say "yes" to life, and "yes" to helping women and children.
FFL's national resource guide, "Raising Kids on a Shoestring" can help someone you know right now. Please share a link to this free resource for pregnant women, expectant dads, birthmothers, parents, counselors, and advisors. You may also order bulk quantities for distribution.
As we discuss cuts to benefits, we must remember that draconian cuts to assistance for the poor will also seriously impede the work of dedicated pregnancy resource centers across this country that depend on a combination of government programs and private support for women and children they serve.
This isn't the first time in our history that we have felt "forced to choose." There was an earlier feminist organization, similar to Feminists for Life, called Sorosis.
This week, as we approach Women's History Month, I encourage you to examine the valuable lessons of women who went before us, and see the parallels for us today in "Sorosis: Sisterhood is Powerful" by Cat Clark and Cayce D. Utley.
The issues raised by Sorosis have neither faded nor been resolved. Today, Feminists for Life asks and addresses the 21st century version of these questions...
When you contact your Senators, connect the dots between life and resources. Share this message on Facebook. Write your letter to the editor. Tell people that pro-life feminists REFUSE TO CHOOSE®.
Because women deserve better,