Peace Begins in the Womb

Reflections from a Pro-Life Feminist

by Marilyn Kopp



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/2/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 208
ISBN : 9798823007252
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 208
ISBN : 9798823007245

About the Book

Peace Begins in the Womb: Reflections from a Pro-Life Feminist is a collection of published letters to the editor and articles by Marilyn Kopp, past president of the Ohio chapter of Feminists for Life of America and also includes articles about Feminists for Life. In this book, Marilyn demonstrates how one can be a feminist and pro-life at the same time and how the principles of each go together. Pro-life feminism proposes that it is misogynistic to suggest that women are oppressed by their own life-giving capacity. We will never be truly free until we acknowledge that the beauty, power and strength of pregnancy is something that deserves to be accommodated and supported, not disparaged and denigrated. Abortion conflicts with authentic feminist principles of justice, nonviolence and nondiscrimination. A truly just society would address the challenges that unplanned pregnancies present with life-affirming solutions, not with the lethal violence of abortion. In this book, Marilyn also explores the pro-life roots of the American feminist movement. You are welcome to use the letters and the ideas in them as models to compose your own.

About the Author

Marilyn Kopp has been a pro-life activist for 33 years, including ten years as president of the Ohio chapter of Feminists for Life of America. She also worked for 31 years as a cartographer for the City of Cleveland. Marilyn is a proud mother of three, and a happy grandmother of three. She resides in Cleveland, Ohio with her husband, Paul, and their cat, Winnie, who helps Marilyn select her music playlists.