Note from Randy: The following article is from Feminists for Life (www.feministsforlife.org) I don’t agree with everything in this article (particularly the implicit male-bashing), but it demonstrates that it’s possible to argue against abortion even from a committed feminist perspective.
Most modern feminists have made easy access to abortion the very symbol of liberation for women. The literature of the National Organization for Women repeatedly refers to abortion as the most fundamental right of women—more important even than the right to vote and the right to free speech. NOW has designated the protection of abortion ...
There is a small but influential circle of prochoice advocates who claim to base their beliefs on the Bible. They maintain that “nowhere does the Bible prohibit abortion.” Yet the Bible clearly prohibits the killing of innocent people (Exodus 20:13). All that is necessary to prove a biblical prohibition of abortion is to demonstrate that the Bible considers the unborn to be human beings.
- Tue, Mar 02, 2010
Many abortion providers cannot escape the fact that abortion is the taking of a life—the killing of a baby.
“I have the utmost respect for life; I appreciate that life starts early in the womb, but also believe that I’m ending it for good reasons.…So yes, I end life, but even when it’s hard, it’s for a good reason.” - Cheryl Alkon, “Confessions of an Abortion Doctor,” Boston Magazine