In the wake of recent bills in Georgia and Alabama restricting abortion, Glamour Magazine posted an article with the headline: “These Are the 25 Men Who Voted for the Most Restrictive Abortion Ban in America.” The article proceeded to list the names of the men.

Pro-choicers have failed to recognize that they are, in fact, in a similar boat.

These are the 9 men who decided on Roe v. Wade: William O. Douglas, William J. Brennan, Jr., Potter Stewart, Byron R. White, Thurgood Marshall, Warren E. Burger, Harry A. Blackmun, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist.

Pointing out that men who made these decisions (in Roe and with the recent bill in Alabama) does little to advance either side of the debate. It’s a fact, of course, but it makes a flimsy argument. However, pro-choicers have grasped tightly to it while doing two things, one of which is noted above. They have failed to recognize that it is men who made the decision on abortion in the first place, and they also actively ignore the women fighting for life on the opposing side.

The looming truth that pro-choicers seem to be forgetting is that the sponsor of the bill in Alabama is a woman. Representative Terri Collins introduced the bill last month.

Further, in recent breaking news, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, a woman, signed the bill into law.

While the Glamour article does note this fact, it also goes on to list tweets only from pro-choice women who oppose the bill. It does not recognize the thousands of women who are pro-life — and who tweeted in favor of the bill.

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A Gallup poll from last year shows that 47% of women identify as pro-life, as opposed to 48% of women who call themselves pro-choice. Another poll showed a similar trend, with 44% of women identifying as pro-life and 50% as pro-choice.

The polls do show that women favor the pro-choice side, but not overwhelmingly, as we are led to believe. The margin is much smaller than people may first assume.

There are a mass of pro-life women, yet people seem to believe that we do not exist. No, in their minds, we cannot exist. Our voices cannot be included in the conversation because we deviate from the norm, because we speak an opinion that does not fit nicely into their predetermined feminist agenda.

But this is the antithesis of feminism. While the left claims to advocate for female empowerment and freedom of thought, they are simultaneously smashing down the voices of the thousands of women who believe differently than they do. Simply because we believe differently.

But we cannot be ignored or silenced. Pro-life women exist in our government, in our schools, communities, and houses of worship. We are of different races, ethnicities, and generations.

I tell you that we are here, and that we are fighting. With strength, with kindness, with dignity — and with science on our side — women across this country are standing up to fight for life. And we intend to win.

Liana I.
FFL Cabinet
Liana is a follower of Christ and current communications student at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She enjoys writing, reading, and serving others.

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