These are the grim realities:
Sixty-nine percent of all abortions are performed on women who are economically disadvantaged.
Abortion does not solve the underlying problems these women face.
But as a Feminist for Life you can help transform the situations for these women.
We know that education and meaningful paid work opportunities are the key to resisting the feminization of poverty. We know that pregnant women and parents in school and those in poverty need support. Finding solutions means reducing abortions and saving lives.
With the help of technology, women know "it's a baby." Most women having abortions have already experienced pregnancy and are currently parenting. Most of these families are struggling to make ends meet and are wondering if the addition of a baby will stretch their limited resources past the breaking point.
Our task is to change a culture unsupportive of women and children. FFL uniquely answers the question, "What about the woman?" Women deserve better than abortion.
While some simply rail against the injustices in the world, we Feminists for Life seek sophisticated activists to help us distribute our national directory of free and frugal resources "Raising Kids on a Shoestring." (Post it, forward it and distribute hard copies to those in need and counselors.)
We also urgently need researchers to help us build our NEW National Campus Resource Directory for pregnant and parenting students--including birthmothers and expectant dads. Why? Because almost half of all women who have abortions are college-age.
Just think, in the first 10 years of our College Outreach Program abortions among college graduates dropped by an impressive 30%.
With your help, we can work to better meet the needs of all these at-risk populations.
We can help you "walk your talk" in meaningful ways, and you can impact the lives of countless women by changing this culture to support the lives of mothers and children. Thanks for taking the next step to join now.
Because women deserve better,
P.S. Our spring/summer 2011 issue of The American Feminist focused on meeting the needs of pregnant and parenting employees-yet another high risk group. Get a copy of the most recent issue when you join today.
Statistics on this page come from the Guttmacher Institute's "Facts on Induced Abortion in the United States," August 2011.