Abortion. Every woman’s right? A fundamental freedom? Or a reflection that we have not met the needs of women?
“When a man steals to satisfy hunger, we may safely conclude that there is something wrong in society — so when a woman destroys the life of her unborn child, it is an evidence that either by education or circumstances she has been greatly wronged.”
The Revolution, 1860
Women Deserve Better® than Abortion means holistic resources and support.
Abortion is a reflection that we have not met the needs of women. Abortion masks the unmet needs of women in the workplace, schools, home, and society. In society — the poor, the working poor, women in difficult and often abusive relationships, and students and women in the workplace whose basic needs are ignored.
Feminists for Life is dedicated to systematically eliminating the root causes that drive women to abortion — primarily, the lack of practical resources and support — through holistic, woman-centered solutions. Women deserve better than abortion.
Women have sought real solutions since entering the workforce. Women want — and deserve — equal opportunities for pay and position in the work place. Flex time, job sharing, and telecommuting. Comprehensive health care. Maternity benefits and parental leave. Affordable, quality child care. Shared parental responsibility. Child support.
Feminists for Life has been leading a similar revolution with students, administrators, and professors on college campuses. Both students and faculty want more resources. Affordable housing. Financial aid and scholarship security. Maternity coverage in student health plans. Accessible child care. Flexible class scheduling. Publicized policies that support pregnant women and parents. Students and staff need a central place on campus to coordinate these services.
No woman should be forced to choose between sacrificing her education or career plans and suffering through a humiliating, invasive procedure and sacrificing her child. We refuse to choose®.
Abortion represents a failure to listen and respond to the unmet needs of women. Why perpetuate failure?
Pro-life feminists recognize abortion as a symptom of, not a solution to, the continuing struggles women face in the workplace, on campus, at home, and in the world at large.