She Said It: Frederica Mathewes-Green

Frederica Mathewes-Green (photo by Mary Taber-Lind,
Frederica Mathewes-Green (photo by Mary Taber-Lind,

“With time I found the courage to admit my opposition to abortion. I believe that it cost me professionally, that I have lost some opportunities to write because of my pro-life paper trail. But I did what I could, and have now spoken on hundreds of college campuses about the feminist, secular argument against abortion. I have written a book on alternatives to abortion, and hundreds of articles on the injustice of abortion. I don’t think I’ve had any measurable impact. It’s still not cool to be pro-life. There’s a limited number of people who will take a stand on an unpopular cause, just because they believe it’s right. But it’s hard to think of any injustice more outrageous than violence against the most helpless human beings.”

Frederica Mathewes-Green, from Why I Abandoned “Choice” (2010)

Read more by and about Ms. Mathewes-Green at See also her book Real Choices
(1994, updated 2013), currently available on for 99¢ as a Kindle e-book.