Defending Abortion Rights

Shulamith Firestone

A Defense of Abortion

Why the feminist movement should be proudly pro-abortion, not just pro-choice.

Andrea Dworkin

Replying to Pro-Life Objections

Why common anti-abortion arguments don’t hold up, and how you can respond.

Shirley Chisholm

What About Late Term Abortions?

Why the arguments presented here apply to both early and later abortions.

Kate Millett

More Pro-Choice Resources

Organizations, websites, books, and pamphlets that present a pro-abortion perspective.

There have always been those who have stood in the way of our exercising our rights, who tried to restrict our choices. There probably always will be. But we who have been oppressed should not be swayed in our opposition to tyranny, of any kind, especially attempts to take away our reproductive freedom.

we remember – african american women for reproductive freedom

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The Risks of Accepting Simplifying Assumptions as True in Abortion Ethics

Philosophers who discuss abortion rights often have a tendency to idealize and individualize the typical abortion scenario. That is, they imagine the typical abortion scenario in the following way: A woman has perfectly consensual sex with her male partner. She finds herself pregnant and visits a doctor to terminate the fetus. Is such an actContinue reading “The Risks of Accepting Simplifying Assumptions as True in Abortion Ethics”

The Feminist Case for Debating Abortion Ethics

The imminent reversal of Roe V Wade has caused considerable debate in feminist spaces about the best way to advocate for abortion rights going forward. To the surprise of many pro-choice philosophers, some feminists (including some prominent feminist philosophers) have responded by arguing that feminists should not engage further with discussions around the ethics of…

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