Feminists for Life is concerned for the rights of women worldwide.
Feminists for Life has been designated a Non-Governmental Organization
(NGO) at the United Nations. The Millennium Development Summit of world
leaders gathered at the United Nations in September 2005 to evaluate progress
of the Millennium Development Goals. The goals were designed to reduce
the devastating impact of extreme poverty in the world by the year 2015.
FFL shares its perspective on each of the Millennium
Development Goals in light of the recent summit.
Abortion is promoted internationally as a "reproductive right" and legal
abortion is falsely portrayed as "safe." But in every country and region
of the world, abortion is a reflection that the needs of women have not
been met. Women Deserve Better®
than abortion, no matter where they live.
FFL President Serrin Foster calls for a pro-woman, pro-life solution
to worldwide violence against women in an issue of The American Feminist
Against Women Around The World. (Other articles in the issue
include: "Six Billion's a Crowd?", "The Sex Industry Exposed," "In the
Name of Honor," "Access Denied," and "Women's Work.")
The following topics and articles give FFL's perspective on issues affecting
international debate on pro-life laws and legislation. To access many
of the issues below you will first need to register by clicking
Early feminists were adamantly opposed to abortion. In the words of
Alice Paul, author of the original 1923 U.S. Equal Rights Amendment, "Abortion
is the ultimate exploitation of women." Today's pro-life feminists continue
their tradition by advocating for women and their unborn children.
- The Feminist Case Against
FFL President Serrin Foster presents the true feminist case against
abortion in her landmark speech. The modern women's movement abandoned
the vision of the early feminists, who opposed abortion and proposed
women-centered solutions. "The Feminist Case Against Abortion"
has been recognized as one of twenty-two "Great Speeches in History"
in an anthology on Women's Rights.
- You're a Feminist?
Pro-woman answers to pro-choice questions about pro-life feminism.
- The Future of Feminism
Feminists for Life members reflect on the history of feminism and FFL's
continuing commitment to promote the core values of feminism?justice,
nondiscrimination and nonviolence.
- Feminists for Life: Who Are We?
FFL receives its pro-woman, pro-life legacy from the earliest feminists
and sees abortion as a symptom of women's problems rather than a solution
What about Rape and Incest
Abortion advocates frequently use the tragedies of rape and incest to
push for legalized abortion. FFL explores "Victory Over Violence" through
first-hand accounts of victims and survivors.
- The Rapist's Friend
The writer shares her teen experience in a home for unwed mothers and
challenges the notion that abortion is the answer for pregnancy caused
by rape or incest.
- Abortion: The Second
A rape crisis center counselor describes abortion as victimizing the
woman a second time and challenges others to offer life-affirming solutions.
- What if it was your
daughter who was raped?
Pro-woman answers to the tough questions of rape and incest. Coming soon!
After Legalized Abortion
In 1973 the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion on demand throughout
pregnancy with few exceptions or restrictions. What has been the effect?
What happens to women after an abortion? What happens to society?
- Were They Right?
Abortion advocates promised that legal abortion would be the great liberator
of women. Have their promises been fulfilled? Explore the lies that
led to the legalization of abortion in the United States. (Temporarily unavailable.)
- Let's Not Go There
The abortion industry's wall of denial about women's wellness and children's
safety is explored through a series of lies and truths. (Temporarily unavailable.)
- Price of Body Parts
The revelation that fetal body parts are being sold for medical
research has raised questions about what this research costs women,
and whether it's worth the price.
- Abortion and the
If parents have the option of disposing of their unwanted child
for any reason before birth, could this subtle societal agreement quietly
extend to the child who is already born?
Violence Against Women and Children
Violence against women is rampant. Abortion does not end violent abuse
against women. It is another weapon men use to control and abuse women.
- Who Stops the Violence?
A survivor's look at social services available to women. Includes
advice on how a woman can protect herself.
- Unborn Victims of Violence
FFL President Serrin Foster testified before the U.S. Congress
on the Unborn Victims of Violence Act. Her testimony includes a plea
that pregnant women who survive an assault should demand justice for
the death of their unborn children.
Women are treated as "commodities" to be bought, traded and sold. Trafficking
is a modern-day slavery that violates women's basic rights.
- Stolen for Sex
All over the world women are being lured or kidnapped into sexual
slavery, and the lucrative sex trafficking business isn't going away
any time soon.
- Peddling Flesh
Prostitutes bear a pain few can comprehend. It's her body, but
is it really her choice?
Sex Industry Exposed
Legal prostitution and the burgeoning international sex trafficking
industry: the connection and cost.
Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia
Abortion has caused demographic worries for many nations. Will suicide
and euthanasia become the "solutions" for problems caused by the missing
children of abortion?
- Dignity and Burdens
Lies and truths about suicide and euthanasia are revealed. (Temporarily unavailable.)
- Devaluing Disabled
Disabled people need life care, not death care. The ultimate
goal of physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia is the removal of
What women really want and need: education, skills, training and equal
access to jobs with equal pay.
- Telecommuting Talk
New flexibility offered by the home office is helping to chip
away at one of the root causes of abortion?the challenge of balancing
motherhood and a career.