Being pro-life and being a feminist… are these mutually exclusive identities? Here’s a CNN think piece written by Erika Bachiochi, who herself identifies as a pro-life feminist: https://www.cnn.com/2017/01/17/opinions/prolife-and-feminist-under-trump-bachiochi-opinion/index.html. Besides believing that abortion is wrong on a principled level, she advocates for the pro-life movement from a more practical, feminist lens. In it, she argues that the legalization of abortion stemming from the sexual revolution in the 1970s has allowed the patriarchy to flourish. She continues to explain that the normalization of rape culture, inequity in the workplace, and an imbalance in family life is a direct result from it. Is this analysis a good enough reason to reconsider the pro-life movement? Are there more convincing reasons as to why a baby’s right to life triumphs all?
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Jul 23, 2018