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Published: January 10, 2013 10:55 am to Opinion Column

Pro-choice writer angered by publication of “pro-life feminist” column

We already knew that pro-abortion feminazis want to dictate who is and isn’t allowed in their little club. They’re ardently against any pro-lifers labeling themselves as feminists, a term that (once upon a time, anyway) described someone who believed in equality for women. Today’s modern so-called feminists have stolen the term and turned it into someone who wants abortion to not only be legal, but widespread and celebrated.

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Abortion activist Amanda Marcotte.

TIME magazine’s recent cover declaring that abortion activists are losing obviously did not sit well with the pro-aborts. Amanda Marcotte has one novel example of outrage over the cover: TIME shouldn’t even have allowed the Susan B. Anthony List to have space in the article. Because why should an article about abortion and the fight over it allow the pro-life side publicize their argument?

For their issue commemorating the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Time not only floated tired stereotypes accusing pro-choicers of losing the abortion wars through lack of ladylike modesty, but also gave space to Emily Buchanan, the executive director of the dishonorably named Susan B. Anthony List, to promote the blatant falsehood that there is such thing as a “pro-life” feminist. Not only does this make as little sense as labeling someone a pro-DOMA gay rights activist or a pro-segregation civil rights activist, it’s an assertion built on a pile of lies, starting with Buchanan’s scurrilous accusation that the suffragettes agreed with the anti-choice movement’s desire to throw doctors and women in jail for abortion.

Giving space to this organization to spread their falsehoods is a form of dancing on the real Susan B. Anthony’s grave, as well as the other now-dead feminists that Buchanan falsely claims as allies in her war to strip away women’s basic right to control their own fertility.

… The SBA List is the equivalent of an organization formed to fight racial equality that called themselves the Frederick Douglass List. It’s gross and disrespectful. Shame on Time for giving a group that so dishonors an American hero an airing.

So according to Amanda Marcotte, the voices of pro-lifers should be silenced, for no other reason than the fact that she disagrees with them. Not only should abortion be legal, but those who oppose it shouldn’t be given a platform to express their thoughts and opinions on the issue.

And yet pro-aborts complain when we accuse them of trying to hide information from women.

As for Marcotte’s argument that Anthony, and the original feminists, actually were pro-abortion (because Marcotte says so, even if their own words said otherwise), that’s a patent falsehood that the pro-aborts just can’t let go of.

Marcotte is right that Anthony was denouncing men for driving women to the desperation having to abort their children. But she leaves out that Anthony still also denounced the women for doing it. And she wanted to fight to keep women from having to have abortions. Anthony was trying to change society not so that women could avoid motherhood and kill their babies at will. She decried the fact that women were driven to abortion by their miserable circumstances, so on what planet does it make any sense that she would have then wanted women to be in better circumstances and still have abortions…this time, not because they felt they had no other choice, but simply because they felt that the baby was inconvenient?

A woman who wanted to make women’s lives better so they didn’t have to kill their babies would be pro-abortion in modern times. Yeah, that makes perfect sense. It’s not illogical or ridiculous at all. Good job with those mental gymnastics, Amanda!

In any case, let’s just play along and say that everything Marcotte claims about the Susan B. Anthony list is true. So because she doesn’t agree with them, they shouldn’t have a voice or an outlet to express their opinions? If that’s the case, then perhaps Marcotte’s faith in her pro-abortion position isn’t as strong as she thinks it is, if simply reading what pro-lifers have to say shakes her so badly that she feels the need to silence them. And really, the fact that she is so threatened by pro-lifers and the Susan B. Anthony list speaks volumes.

About Cassy Fiano

Cassy Fiano is a blogger who lives with her husband, a United States Marine. They have a toddler named Ben, a second son named Wyatt, who has Down syndrome, and a little girl named Ivy.
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  • Bridget

    Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton and other women who fought for their cause are the true feminists.

  • http://twitter.com/Astraspider Astraspider

    When you use a Rush Limabaugh-coined slur seven words in, only those seeking confirmation bias will proceed.

    • http://twitter.com/CalFreiburger Calvin Freiburger

      Oh, Astra. Projecting your own lack of critical objectivity and intellectual curiosity onto the objects of your disdain again, are we?

      Let’s look at the “slur” and see whether it’s an adequate pretense for you to belittle Cassy and ignore what she has to say. A “feminazi” is a species of feminist hysterically and fanatically committed to the legal right to exterminate a certain class of human being. So those less biased than you can see the validity of the term. And those who read on for more than seven words can see that Cassy’s example certainly fits the hysterical and fantical bill (as should anyone else passingly familiar with Marcotte).

    • bookishthoughts

      Get educated. Limbaugh didn’t coin that term.

  • Didaskalos

    Pro-abort motto: “Free speech for me, but not for thee.” Pro-abort strategy: oppose every women’s right to know law, oppose every law mandating parental notification of a minor’s abortion, oppose every law providing alternatives to abortion, and oppose every attempt to defund the parasitical, government-dependent bell cow of the abortion industry, Planned Parenthood. When the appellation feminazi fits, you’ve gotta wear it, pro-aborts.

    • Basset_Hound

      You left out “oppose every attempt to hold abortion clinics to the same standards that other outpatient surgical clinics follow without complaint”. Scratch that and make it “oppose every attempt to hold abortion clinics to the same standards that pet groomers follow without complaint”.

      • taviliz

        Didaskalos, Basset_Hound, you guys are the best ^_^ God bless!

  • http://twitter.com/CalFreiburger Calvin Freiburger

    Also, because Marcotte’s shamelessness and hypocrisy are boundless, she lies in the very same piece where she pretends to be offended by alleged “lies” and “falsehoods.” In the piece Marcotte allegedly read, Buchanan made no mention of throwing women in jail.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rbfthomas Roger Thomas

    She also chose poor analogies – there are such things as pro-DOMA gay activists.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=573648512 Susan Jungerheld Abel

    Thanks Cassy Fiano and Live Action News. For those interested in the truth, a serious work by Fr. Francis Martin: http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Feminist_Question.html?id=htd2iSvgM-8C

  • Guest

    i got told that pro-life feminists didn’t exist when i described myself as such, but my motto for arguing is “never argue with idiots, they’ll just bring you down to their level and then beat you with experience” :P

    • musiciangirl591

      why didn’t this delete oops

  • crankycatholic

    Amanda Marcotte hates all things not Amanda Marcotte.

  • http://jeannie-ology.com/ Jeannieology

    Unfortunately, most pro-choice feminists are so focused on abortion they forget to read women’s history. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Susan B. Anthony, Alice Paul and Victoria Woodhull were all pro-life! In the 1869 edition of The Revolution,
    the weekly “official voice of the National Woman Suffrage Association,”
    founder Susan B. Anthony wrote this of abortion: “Guilty? Yes. No
    matter what the motive, love of ease or a desire to save from suffering
    the unborn innocent, the woman is awfully guilty who commits the deed.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1175134968 Heidi Vestre

    Thank you Cassy for your article! I think I speak for a wide swath of my friends who are proud to be pro-family, pro-equal rights for all, feminists who truly believe in the words of MLK Jr, we will judge people on the content of their character, not on the color of their skin. (or their gender, or anything other than what they come to give with all their heart and capability) Give me someone with integrity, and I will gladly train them.

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  • Ashley

    Great article. I am a pro-life feminist. Thank you very much whoever originally wrote that article