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Many believe that pro-life feminism is a contradiction in terms. Because of this, I’ve balked at claiming the title of “feminist” in the past. However, in the past couple years I’ve become more confident in the belief that my faith, logic, and personal convictions all lead me to the same conclusion: I am a feminist, and my belief that human rights begin at conception does not negate that identity.
Susan B. Anthony…Alice Paul…Elizabeth Cady Stanton…Mary Wollstonecraft…Sarah F. Norton…Victoria Woodhull…Mattie Brinkerhoff…
What do they have in common? All were early feminists and champions of equal rights for women. What else do they have in common? They all expressed pro-life sentiments.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines feminism as “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes.” I advocate political, economic, and social equality for the sexes. I am a feminist. I also happen to believe that human rights must be protected at all stages of human life, and that leads me to be pro-life.
Feminism is not owned by any political party. Women on both sides of the political realm should be passionate about standing up for equality.