Women took part in the Rescue movement

The Rescue movement took place in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Large crowds of people would block abortion clinic entrances and try to prevent women from going in. Pro-abortion rhetoric at the time claimed that pro-lifers were men threatened by women who wanted to deny women their rights. However:

“Significant numbers of women participated in mass demonstrations… In Operation Rescue’s “Siege on Atlanta” campaign during the 1988 National Democratic Convention, women comprised 40.7% of the pro-life activists who were arrested, which was typical during the 1980s and 1990s.”

Karissa Haugeberg Women against Abortion (Chicago, Illinois: University Of Illinois Press, 2017) 70

Today, most pro-lifers use less confrontational tactics.

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

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