Feminists often try and use the claim that Pro-life advocates are against women.
They claim that women should have the right to choose, as it is their bodies and no one should be able to tell them what they can, and can not do. Nikki Haley, at the Susan B Anthony List Campaign for Life, addressed this very topic and claims that these stances do not come from true feminists.
“The Pro-Life Movement is a noble cause. It’s also a thankless cause. That’s because the people you are fighting for aren’t in a position to thank you. They are the voiceless ones. We are their voice. There is little recognition in this struggle and little glory. In fact, the opposite is typically true. Many if not all of you have endured more than your fair share of name-calling and abuse…
“Unfortunately, many on the left use the abortion debate to divide women and demand conformity. They do this in the name of feminism. But that is not real feminism.”
“The idea that women must adhere to a particular set of values is one of the most anti-women ideas in today’s culture. It is a rejection of the ideas of equality and tolerance that the women’s movement is supposed to be about,” she said.
“As a pro-life, female governor, I was blessed with a unique platform, and I made every effort to use it appropriately. Not to lob attacks at people who disagreed with me, not to diminish the other side, but to reframe the debate.
“To explain that being pro-life is not about being for or against women. It is about being for a baby’s right to live — the most basic right there is,” Haley said.
“Every new life has limitless potential. Each baby saved could grow up to be a doctor, a teacher, a first responder, even a public official. When you save one life you set an entire universe in motion.”
Watch her Speech Below.
Haley is right, being Pro-Life is not about taking away rights from women. It is about protecting the unborn. It is about saving lives that could one day greatly impact our future.