The Abortion Dilemma for Feminists: Is There One?

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[Nora Ephron famously said that you can't be a feminist unless you support a woman's right to abortion. I happen to agree with her. But as Ampersand at Alas, A Blog points out, some women believe the issue is less clear-cut. What do you think?--Mona]

He writes:

Last year, Amanda Marcotte said that she doesn’t consider “Feminists For Life” and similar groups to be feminists. Cathy Young (who is pro-choice), disagreeing with Amanda, wrote:

But that doesn’t mean there should be no place at the feminist table for women who genuinely believe that abortion is the taking of a human life, no dialogue or search for compromise. Yes, even the biggest tent must have some boundaries: to expand “feminism” to include advocacy of male superiority or female submission would strip the concept of all meaning. But, last time I checked, women who held such views were in no rush to appropriate the term.


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