Criminalizing pro-lifers

brutality-152819_640In France, it is illegal to attempt to disuade anyone from getting an abortion.  It is also illegal to demonstrate against abortion, to give information about alternatives to abortion, and to espouse the belief that abortion is immoral.  Pro-life expressions could result in a fine of 30,000 euros and two years in jail.

So says Denise Burke, who makes the point that those who once claimed to be “pro-choice” are now “pro-coercion” in seeking to silence and criminalize advocates for life. [Read more…]

Susan B. Anthony and the other early feminists were pro-life

Susan_B._Anthony_G.E._PerineFeminists today hail the pioneers of women’s rights, the suffragettes and 19th century activists who crusaded for women’s right to vote and equality before the law.  But they also crusaded against abortion.

Yes, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mary Wollstonecraft, Elizabeth Blackwell, and Sarah F. Norton would not have been allowed to participate in the “Women’s March on Washington” because they were pro-life.

Marjorie Dannenfelser gives the details after the jump.

UPDATE:  See also this, which discusses the Saturday Night Live skit and has a beautiful pro-life quote from Anthony.

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Pro-life women excluded from “Women’s March”

90081071_dc7db9cafd_zThe day after Donald Trump’s Inauguration, thousands of women will march on Washington to demonstrate for women’s issues.  But pro-life women–even pro-life feminists, even pro-life feminist liberals–will not be allowed to join the demonstration.

From Views on Abortion Strain Calls for Unity at Women’s March on Washington – The New York Times:

As a self-described feminist and law student who wants to correct racial wrongs in the criminal justice system, Maria Lyon agrees with Hillary Clinton that “women’s rights are human rights.” But when thousands of women march on the capital the day after Donald J. Trump is inaugurated as president, she will not be there.

The reason: She opposes abortion.

“It’s hard, because right now it feels like if you’re pro-life, you’re anti-woman,” said Ms. Lyon, 23, who studies law at the University of Wisconsin. “That’s kind of the traditional rhetoric. It’s like if you care about women and you care about women’s rights then you should be pro-choice.”

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