Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, told reporters at a press conference Thursday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., that “abortion-centered feminism is dead” and support for protecting the rights of unborn children – including female babies – is gaining ground.
Dannenfelser spoke of Hillary Clinton campaigning in Iowa for Bruce Braley, the Democrat who ran and lost against Republican Joni Ernst in November’s mid-term election.
“Hillary said, ‘It’s not enough to be a woman. You have to be committed to expanding rights and opportunities for all women,” Dannenfelser said, noting that this translates in her opinion to the need for women candidates to be pro-abortion.
“I think we know what that means,” Dannenfelser said. “If you’re not for abortion you’re not really a woman worthy of running in the political arena.
“Of course we agree on expanding opportunities for all women,” Dannenfelser said, “and we would include the youngest women who are waiting to be born.”