Pro-Choicer: Abortion is “positive social need”

Pro-Choice author Rosalind Petchesky, in Abortion and Woman’s Choice, says:

“Rather than apologize for abortion, feminists must proclaim loudly—as they did in the late 1960s and the early 1970s—that access to safe, funded abortion is a positive social need of all women of childbearing age.”

Rosalind Petchesky Abortion and Woman’s Choice: The State, Sexuality & Reproductive Freedom (Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1990)

Quoted in Camille S. Williams “Abortion and the Actualized Self” First Things November 1991

Abortion is not a “positive social need” for the babies it kills.

Remains of an abortion at 10 weeks

Remains of an abortion at 10 weeks

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Sarah Terzo is a freelance writer and journalist who works for Live Action. She is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life.
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