While pro-life feminists are slowly but surely changing the movement, many people still associate feminism with radical abortion activism.
And pro-abortion feminists demand no less than complete support of the killing of unborn babies for any reason up to birth. Few Americans share such a radical position on abortion, but pro-abortion feminists just can’t seem to understand why.
Jill Filipovic, a feminist and writer, also is an abortion activist. Earlier this week on Twitter, she wondered why people are not embracing radical pro-abortion feminism anymore.
Not long ago it felt like feminism was on the upswing. How quickly the right and the left have pushed us aside as inconvenient and uncool.
— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) July 31, 2017
Her comment came just after a leader of the pro-abortion Democratic Party announced that they would not deny support to pro-life candidates. The move angered Filipovic and many other abortion activists, who want nothing less than a full backing of abortion for any reason up to birth.
These illuminating tweets help explain why only 32 percent of women consider themselves to be feminists, 43 percent of Americans think feminism is “angry,” and why 30 percent believe it to be “outdated.” The feminist movement isn’t about empowering women or championing equal opportunity for both sexes — it’s about forcing an unappealing ideology down everyone’s throats.
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Pro-abortion feminists also are the ones who are excluding so many from the movement. Take the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., for example. Several pro-life feminist groups, including New Wave Feminists and Stanton Healthcare, applied to be partners in the January march because they, too, work to support women. The march leaders initially welcomed the groups; but when abortion activists found out that the groups were pro-life, they pressured the march to kick them out. March organizers soon caved to abortion activists’ demands.
This is just one example. Polls consistently show that most Americans, including most women, do not share pro-abortion feminists’ position on abortion either. A recent Gallup poll found that 49 percent of Americans find abortion “morally wrong,” compared to 43 percent who find it “morally acceptable.” According to Gallup, just 29 percent of Americans want unlimited abortion up to birth. A strong majority want abortions to be limited to just a few circumstances or illegal.
Pro-abortion feminists are out of touch with most Americans, and it doesn’t take a lot of research to see why. Many women find it unconscionable to fight for women’s rights while simultaneously fighting to deny all rights to girls before they are born.