Feminists For Life President Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling Upholding the Ban on Partial Birth Abortion
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 18 /Christian Newswire/ -- Feminists for Life of America President Serrin M. Foster said she hopes today's U.S. Supreme Court partial birth abortion ban ruling will draw attention to the reasons why any woman would feel driven to accept this particularly heinous form of abortion.
"Often women who have late-term abortions are those who hide their pregnancies from family, friends and the father of the child, hoping that if they wait long enough, they will be supported in having their child," Foster said. "Because Roe only allows abortion up to three months, many don't realize that the parallel 1973 court decision, Doe, allows abortion for any reason until the end of pregnancy."
"This is a procedure that hurts women," Foster said. "After three days of intense, forced labor, the doctors stop the delivery, kill the child by stabbing it in the back of the head, drain the baby's brains, and discard the baby. At the end of this procedure, the woman has an empty womb, empty arms and a hole in her heart."
"We all must create a society where no woman will feel driven to abortion," Foster said. "As feminists we believe that society needs to provide resources and support for pregnant women, and for parenting men and women."
"Women deserve better than abortion," Foster said.
Foster is in California this week, where she and FFL Honorary Chair and two-time Emmy-winning actor Patricia Heaton moderated a Pregnancy Resource Forum at Pepperdine University and spoke at University of California-Los Angeles.
For more than a decade, Feminists for Life's College Outreach Program has been dedicated to helping campuses create an environment where a pregnant woman is not stared at as if she is "an exotic animal crossing the campus," Foster said.
The 5-4 Supreme Court ruling said the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act that Congress passed and President Bush signed into law in 2003 does not violate a woman's constitutional right to an abortion.
Established in 1972, Feminists for Life of America is a nonsectarian, nonpartisan, grassroots organization that supports practical resources, support, and holistic, woman-centered solutions for pregnant women and parents.