After Alice Paul, the author of the original Equal Rights Amendment told FFL cofounder Pat Goltz that the early American feminists were pro-life, FFL historians were the first to research and reveal the truth to the feminist and pro-life movements: Without known exception, our feminist foremothers opposed abortion (and like Susan B. Anthony) sought to address the root causes that drive women to abortion. Learn and share our original research and help FFL herald a better day when we fulfill the unrealized dream of Susan B. Anthony.
FFL first led the revolution to identify resources (on and off campus) and to create on-campus support through policies, resources and communication strategies. Students, administrators, faculty, alums and donors can help us continue the revolution by using FFL’s Tools for Schools to ensure pregnant women, expectant fathers, parents and birthparents won’t be forced to choose between terminating their education or support their children.
Struggling to find resources and support on campus, workplace, and your community or from your family and friends? Do you have a special needs baby—or are you hoping to adopt? Or maybe you are being coerced into making a decision that’s not best for you and your baby. Help is here so you don’t have to be a superhero (but we think our donors, members and activists sure are)!
FFL President Serrin M. Foster is the creator of the Women Deserve Better® campaign. Her landmark speech, “The Feminist Case Against Abortion,” has been recognized as one of the “great speeches in history” in an anthology called Women’s Rights. She has focused on developing on-campus resources and support for underserved pregnant and parenting students and is an outspoken opponent of […]
FFL Vice President Sally A. Winn began her tenure with Feminists for Life in 2001, sharing her own experience with an unplanned pregnancy in college and advocating for pregnant and parenting college students across the country. Before coming to FFL, she founded Indiana Democrats for Life in 1996 and soon after co-founded Democrats for Life of […]
Joyce Ann McCauley-Benner was raped at 20 while working her way through college and chose not to abort, not knowing if her unborn son was the result of rape or of her relationship. She says, “I know what it’s like to want to run as far away as possible from a problem, how it feels to […]
Chaunie M. Brusie became a student mother her senior year of college. She shared her personal story as a pregnant student who challenged the status quo in FFL’s 2007 e-series, Chaunie’s Journey. After interning with Feminists for Life, Chaunie founded S.U.P.P.O.R.T., a campus organization dedicated to creating resources and support for pregnant and parenting students like herself. […]