Some quick bullet points to respond to anyone claiming that the pro-life view is anti-women. Feel free to borrow these without attribution:
- Virtually all gender selection abortions destroy female human beings for the sole reason that they are female human beings.
- Legalized abortion puts the burden on women to use it as a method of birth control.
- There are many physical and emotional risks to abortion that are bad for women.
- Do women really have to have the legal right to kill their unborn children to prove they have equal value with men?
Roe v. Wade enabled women to participate in the social, financial and political life of this country. Gloria Feldt, former President of Planned Parenthood
I reject the reasoning that says women must have the ability to kill their unborn children to prove their worth and to fit into society, the workplace and politics. Her statement doesn’t apply to the over 20 million females destroyed in utero in the U.S. since Roe v. Wade. And nearly all gender selection abortions kill females.
Early feminists were pro-life. Susan B. Anthony’s newspaper viewed women having abortions as a symptom of a lack of equality, not the proof of equality. She called abortion “child murder,” and that was long before 4-D ultrasounds. Other Susan B. Anthony quotes:
When a woman destroys the life of her unborn child, it is a sign that, by education or circumstances, she has been greatly wronged.
[Is the woman] guilty? Yes. No matter what the motive, love of ease, or a desire to save from suffering the unborn innocent, the woman is awfully guilty who commits the deed. It will burden her conscience in life, it will burden her soul in death; But oh! Thrice guilty is he who drove her to the desperation which impelled her to the crime!
The pro-life position is pro-women.
. . . abortion is the ultimate male chauvinism. . . . abortion rips off women as much as it rips off the unborn, and allows male chauvinists to run free. Rev. John C. Rankin