Abortion is the ending of a pregnancy by removal or expulsion of an embryo or fetus. There are currently significant debates over the morality of abortion, and these debates are active even within the radical feminist community. The aim of this page is to critically examine some of the most popular pro-life arguments, and to provide one radical feminist response to that argument, as well as responses to popular pro-life counter critiques.
The Pro-life Position
The pro-life (anti-abortion) position is typically framed as some variation of the following syllogism:
An embryo or fetus is a human life. Taking a human life is morally wrong. Therefore, abortion is morally wrong.