Friday, September 25, 2009

More on Feminism and Abortion

For more information about an organized movement of feminists against abortion, please explore the Feminists For Life website. This movement is not explicitly Christian, or any other religious persuasion, but many of their members come out of a Judeo-Christian tradition.

Also, Amy Laura Hall (Duke University) and Jana Bennett (University of Dayton) are two present-day Christian feminist scholars (Hall is a Protestant and Bennett a Catholic) who are writing about issues of women, children, abortion, and reproduction. Look for their works on Amazon and other book-sellers.

I'd especially recommend Hall's volume, Conceiving Parenthood: American Protestantism and the Spirit of Reproduction.

Also, my readers might be interested to know that I have the privilege of serving as Jana Bennett's Graduate Assistant this year at the University of Dayton.

1 comment:

UnderMidnight said...

not entirely related but slightly.

i ran across a sixteen-year-old girl on youtube who discovered she was pregnant. about 12 weeks i think. she was afraid to tell her parents cause her big sister got kicked out of the house for the same thing. she almost got kicked out when they discovered her self-injury. i ran into her too late to help out.
she aborted twins shortly after i ran into her. she's against abortion, which tells me that she was acting out of terror and feeling alone and helpless.
right now i'm trying to get her involved with my other friends (female) who have similar issues with cutting and eating and such.
it's heartbreaking.