After pro-abortion men hijacked the women’s movement and merged it with the sexual revolution, women who held a view that life is sacred from conception to natural death were essentially shut out of the conversation. As a result, they have not received the credit they deserve for their contributions to society. The mainstream media generally doesn’t highlight their accomplishments, because it doesn’t fit the pro-abortion narrative. However, many of these women are fighting today for women and their preborn children in various ways.
Pro-life activist Brandi Swindell co-founded Stanton Healthcare, a women-focused health organization. She also traveled to Tiananmen Square during the Beijing Olympics to lead public demonstrations for students killed during the 1989 Massacre and has organized events to secure the freedom of kidnapped Nigerian girls.
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Pro-life Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) is the first Cuban-American elected to Congress and the first Hispanic woman to serve in the House, also becoming the first woman to chair the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. In addition, she was the lead sponsor of the Violence Against Women Act.
Rep. Kimberly Yee
Former Rep. Kimberly Yee (R-Az.) has been named one of the nation’s “25 Most Influential Women in State Politics” by Congressional Quarterly’s Roll Call. She was the first Asian-American woman elected to serve in the Arizona Legislature and the second woman elected to serve as Senate Majority Leader in Arizona’s history. She now serves as Arizona State Treasurer.
Yee has sponsored several pro-life measures and was one of 25 women leaders selected to participate in the 2018 Women in Government Program by Governing Magazine’s Governing Institute.
Syndicated columnist and political analyst Mona Charen became a speech writer for former first lady Nancy Reagan and currently serves as a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. She has been publicly outspoken against abortion for some time.
Serrin M. Foster
Serrin M. Foster is the president of the pro-life group, Feminists for Life (FFL). Foster served on the National Taskforce Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, which worked to pass the Violence Against Women Act. According to her online bio, under Foster’s leadership, FFL:
- Advocated benefits for poor and pregnant women through the State Child Health Insurance Program.
- Worked to defeat the mandatory “family cap” and other punitive child exclusion provisions in welfare reform, .
- Helped to prevent poverty and coerced abortions due to threats to withhold child support through passage of the Enhanced Child Support Act.
“Everybody Loves Raymond” and “The Middle” actress Patricia Heaton is no stranger to standing up for life. Heaton has spoken out against Iceland’s genocide of preborn children with Down syndrome as well as against New York’s new barbaric abortion law, and she frequently posts pro-life content on her social media platforms. Heaton has also spoken out against abortion, embryonic stem cell research, and euthanasia.
She has also used her celebrity status to draw attention to the adoption of children with disabilities.
Carol Crossed describes herself as a “social justice/consistent life educator and activist” and is a lobbyist on hunger and anti-war issues. She is also president of the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum, since purchasing the historic building in 2006.
Crossed is a Susan B. Anthony historian who told EWTN that Anthony “was opposed to abortion and was outspoken in that position.”
“There is not a known suffragist that expressed support for abortion…. They saw abortion as an offence — a violence to women,” she added.
Crossed is founder of Democrats For Life of New York and is co-founder of Feminists For Non-Violent Choices.
Stephanie Slade is managing editor of the Libertarian magazine, Reason. According to her online bio, prior to joining Reason, Slade worked as a speechwriter, a pollster, and a regular contributor to U.S. News and World Report. In 2013, she was named a finalist for the Bastiat Prize for Journalism.
In 2016–2017, she was selected as a Robert Novak Journalism Fellow.
Slade is unashamed of her pro-life stance. She speaks out for the preborn to her fellow staff members, who are, according to Slade, overwhelmingly in support of abortion.
“… [F]or the consistent libertarian who looks at an ultrasound and sees a baby, a person, a fully human life, it’s extraordinarily hard to avoid the conclusion that abortion is an act of violence,” she once stated.
So often the media paints pro-life women as being single-issued, uneducated, and incapable of independent thought on a variety of other important issues. But as this small list of pro-life women demonstrates, nothing could be further from the truth.
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