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Abortion Does Not Liberate Women

(copied with permission from Feminists For Life)

Most modern feminists have made easy access to abortion the very symbol of liberation for women. The literature of the National Organization for Women repeatedly refers to abortion as "the most fundamental right of women" - more important even than the right to vote and the right to free speech. NOW has designated the protection of abortion rights as its top priority.

This is ironic, because abortion does not liberate women. On the contrary, abortion - and the perceived need for it - validate the patriarchal world view which holds that women, encumbered as they are by their reproductive capacity, are inferior to men.

Abortion liberates men, not women. There are three reasons for this: