Most women do not have abortions as a matter of “choice,” but because they feel they have no resources to support a different choice. A coerced decision is not a free choice—it’s a last resort.
We support nonviolent choices—single motherhood, fatherhood, grandparenthood, marriage and various adoption options—along with practical resources and support.
A society that promotes abortion as a “necessity” or “necessary evil” underestimates women and the violence of abortion and disregards what women really want.
If you don’t trust me with a choice, how can you trust me with a child?
If by “choice” you mean abortion, say it.
All choices aren’t equal, but all people are. We reject violence against women and children through abortion, and promote peaceful alternatives that benefit both woman and child.
Feminism has long championed the strength and dignity of women and equality. Women are capable of making the decision to parent or place a baby for adoption.
It’s not about trust—it’s about condemning violence.
Don’t women need to control their own lives?
No one has complete control over his or her life. Once a woman is pregnant, the question is, “What is the best possible nonviolent outcome for her?”
– FFL President, Serrin M. Foster