Serrin Foster, whose latest essay is published on National Review Online, is one couragious woman. She is the President of Feminists for Life, which some people are absolutely convinced is an oxymoron.
No, it’s not. At the least, half of all the human beings that are killed by abortion are female. In some of the world, many, many more of the abortions are for “sex selection” – meaning they’re culling the culturally less desirable girls.
And then there are the women who, like me are convinced that women should not be pushed to “choose” as the mother of “Sophies’ Choice” did: between their children (the child you’re carrying now and the children of the future) or between their children and their lives, their education or their jobs. Or between being fully women (who do get pregnant and bear children, by nature) or more like the men.
Between someone else’s definition of success and failure.
Ms. Foster writes about the pressures placed on college girls to abort – the only “choice” offered on too many campuses seems to be what kind of abortion to have.
(Edited above – to correct some spelling – including Ms. Foster’s name and her title. See the February 2 post for more on Feminists for Life.)
Take a look at the next post on Feminists for Life History.
>Thanks for the tip. I blogged it.
>Thank-you for the story. I have my own experience to share. I got pregant with my first child in the middle of my junior year as a university biochemistry student. I was unmarried and faced losing all of the scholarships and research grants that I had achieved. When I told the faculty in the Chem department many of them said, "You aren't going to *keep* it are you?" Luckily for me the chair of the Chemistry Dept, was unapologetically pro-life and helped me through one of the most difficult times in my life and on to finishing my degree.It isn't easy, but it can be done with the proper support!
>First: I had to do some editing above – to correct the spelling of Ms. Foster's name and her title. Thanks GrannyGrump!Rebecca, I'll bet there are millions of us. I went back to college at 24 and found out that I was pregnant at Christmas of my Sophomore year. The 2 years that I took off to "waller" (as we say in Texas) in motherhood turned out to be serendipitous – I had more opportunities when I restarted college. There were the professors who told me to go home and play with my baby, and a few suggestions that I didn't *have* to have my baby. There was never any question in my mind. College and day care work together pretty well, if you can afford it. College students have even longer vacations than elementary students. Thanks for writing, y'all!