Our members hold a range of views on this subject. We focus instead on something so often neglected even though it is deeply decisive: increasing women’s alternatives in pregnancy prevention and in getting through difficult pregnancies and beyond. Expanding women’s nonviolent choices in all countries is urgently necessary, whatever the legal status of abortion in any particular nation. This is the surest way to promote respect for the lives of both women and children, unborn and already born.

That much said, we do oppose laws and practices that we believe to criminalize woman who seek or have abortions, or who engage in other actions such as substance use/abuse or suicidal behavior that can be harmful to their unborn children. Please learn more here and here about our rationale and our proposed alternatives to such laws.