Thoughts on Pro-Life Feminism

Some of feminism’s most strident and influential voices have, reluctantly at times, admitted that abortion is not consistent with a truly feminist ideology. In 1976, for example, the American poet and radical feminist Adrienne Rich wrote, ‘No free woman, with 100 percent effective, non-harmful birth control readily available, would “choose” abortion … Abortion is violence: a deep, desperate violence inflicted by a woman upon, first of all, herself’

Our Submission to the Citizens’ Assembly 2017

‘We are a diverse group of students in Trinity College, Dublin, who believe in the equal right to life of mother and unborn child at all stages of
pregnancy, and support the protection and vindication of this right through the maintenance of Article 40.3.3º of the Irish Constitution. We are opposed to efforts to remove this protection from the Constitution, and believe that the protection afforded by Article 40.3.3º is best for women, children and Irish society as a whole.