December 22, 2022

Roe is over. Abortion isn’t.

One summer before the pandemic, Patrina Mosley attended our Capitol Hill Briefing and brought a young woman, who interned for us the next summer.

She has another contribution in her recent Washington Times op-ed. As a Black woman leader, she knows too well the utter devastation abortion has dealt communities of color. Black children have been disproportionately eliminated by design.

Don’t bother gaslighting her — or us — with flowery euphemisms about abortion. Too many have gone through it now to believe it is nothing more than a “bad period.” Too many women and teenage girls have been lost who were told it was safe. And all of us are poorer for the 64 million American children, and millions more worldwide, whom we will never know, in a world made less beautiful and less diverse by abortion.

While many of us prepare to be with family and friends this holiday season, some are mourning their deeply personal loss. Others are masking it or burying it deep inside, hoping the memory will never resurface.

I am reminded of the words of FFL’s former Vice President, Frederica Mathewes-Green: “No woman wants an abortion as she wants an ice cream cone or a Porsche. She wants an abortion as an animal caught in a trap wants to gnaw off its own leg.”

So Roe is behind us, but it’s not over. Real help — real love — takes work. It takes sacrifice. Thankfully, as Feminists for Life, we are up to the challenge. 

Because women — and girls — deserve better,

Serrin M. Foster
Feminists for Life of America
Women Deserve Better
& The American Feminist

P.S. If you or someone you know is in need of healing after abortion, we invite you to visit Project Rachel and Rachel’s Vineyard, outreaches for women and men who have been impacted by abortion.