Stereotypes Wrong About Pro-Lifers Being Male

One author who studied the pro-life movement concluded:

“Pro-choice and pro-life activists do not divide neatly along ethnic, occupational, or even religious lines. At the local level, where activity is strongest, grassroots activists on both sides of the abortion issue are primarily white, middle-class, and female.”

Faye D Ginsburg Contested Lives: the Abortion Debate in an American Community (Berkeley and Los Angeles California: University of California Press, 1989) 6

This study was done in the late 1980s when the Rescue movement was at its height, and more men were involved. Now the movement is even more female. The pro-life movement is more diverse than many people believe. The common pro-choice stereotype that the pro-life  movement is a bunch of men who want to take away all women’s rights is unfounded.

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Author: Sarah

Sarah is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians.

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