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Reproductive Rights

How do feminists view women and abortion? Is there any information on pro-life feminists? I'd appreciate it if you could send me any information on both of these subjects.
Thanks,
Becca

   

Dear Becca,

Thanks for your note to feminist.com. In general, feminism is about ensuring that each individual has enough information to be able to make informed choices about their life. This extends to right to have or not to have abortion. Even if individual women wouldn't choose this for themselves, feminism is about ensuring that they have the right to choose it--therefore, engaging in the anti-choice movement is antithetical to feminism. There is a group called "pro-life feminists or feminist for life"-- but I think it's a contradiction in terms. Though it's okay for individual women to choose this, it's not okay to engage in a movement that is actively denying this choice to other women.
I hope that this helps,

Amy

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