Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Why I Like FFL...

I saw this on a Feminists for Life posting. Couldn't agree more...

"One important clarification: FFL's mission is bigger than the question of abortion legality. Regardless, whether abortion is legal or illegal, we listen to women and work to expand resources in order to make abortion unthinkable."

The article, focusing on a speech given by FFL President Serin Foster, contained this explanation...

While most of society focuses solely on what happens to the child after conception, Foster works to bring to light the circumstances that lead a woman to abortion in the first place.

“Women have abortions because they lack resources and support — in this of all countries,” Foster said. “Abortion is a reflection that we have not met the needs of women in this country.”

Foster first emphasized the basic tenants of traditional feminism, stemming in the beliefs of suffragettes including Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

“Abortion violates the basic tenants of life. We cannot disregard someone based on size or race or parentage or conception,” Foster said. “We uphold the feminist principles of equality — all people are equal, all choices are not. Our children are not chattel.”

The Daily Collegian

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