for Life is dedicated to bringing peace to America’s painful, decades-long
1973, it's been the same thing. One side of the hotly contested abortion
wars yells, ‘What about the woman?’ Instead of yelling back,
‘What about the baby?’ Feminists for Life answers the question,”
says FFL President Serrin Foster. “It’s hard to talk when
there’s all that distance.”
the gap between both sides of the abortion debate, Feminists for Life
offered a first-ever e-course entitled
Pro-Woman Answers to Pro-Choice QuestionsTM.
Feminists for Life has been redirecting the debate by working with those
on both sides to address the root causes that drive women to abortion,
and by answering the critical questions in the most contentious places—from
Capitol Hill to college campuses.
an independent streak. When Planned Parenthoodís research arm, the Guttmacher
Institute, revealed the long list of reasons that were cited by women
who had abortions—primarily lack of resources and support—we
said this is our task list. Abortion is a reflection that we
havenít met the needs of women, and women deserve better," says Foster,
who answered the questions each week.
web campaign was aimed at reaching "everyday people whose lives have been
touched by the topic you canít bring up in polite conversation as well
as those who influence lives every day through their work-such as policymakers,
educators, health professionals, and employers. Women—including
those who have had abortions—as well as men are welcome at this
Below are the questions included in the e-course,
click on them to read Foster's answers:
- Can you really be a feminist and pro-life?
- What about rape? What if it was your daughter who
- What about “the life of the mother”?
- What if her partner, friends or family have abandoned
her? Or what if she is poor?
- What if she just doesnít want it?
- If you don't trust me with a choice, how can you
trust me with a child?
- So you believe that a tiny speck—a zygote,
blastocyst, embryo or fetus—has rights over a woman?
- Isn't feminism about a woman having rights equal
to those of a man?
- What about all those kids in foster care that nobody
if the fetus is or could be disabled?
To read the complete issue of Pro-Woman Answers to Pro-Choice QuestionsTM,
including several topics not addressed in this e-course, click