Anti-choice feminists?

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Reacting to a Chicago Tribune article on the "breadth of modern feminism" including anti-choice women's groups, Ann has this to say:

"So I'll take the article's bait: Is there such thing as an anti-choice feminist? Not by my definition of feminism. I think you can be personally against abortion and still support other women's right to choose, and therefore still be a feminist..."

"But to me... reproductive choice is central to women's full participation in society. Feminism is also about recognizing the intersection of many issues that affect women. So while I don't object to anti-choicers like Feminists for Life calling themselves feminists, I also find it hard to stomach that they refuse to take a position on key issues beyond Roe v. Wade, such as Title IX, access to contraception and same-sex marriage. They fail to notice that supposed 'pro-life' political leaders are not rushing to enact policies to support mothers by ensuring affordable child care, paid family leave, access to health care."

"So what's with Feminists for Life's tagline, 'Refuse to Choose'? Feminism is all about freedom to choose, and not just when it comes to abortion." That about does it then, yeah? (Feministing)

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