CPAC Panel: ‘Abortion-Centered Feminism is Dead’

The pro-life political headway gained in 2014 has to be expanded in the next election, pro-life leaders told a standing-room-only session at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday.

“I think that abortion-centered feminism is dead,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, founder and president of the Susan B. Anthony List, which has now elected 100 pro-life House members and 19 pro-life senators to Congress.

Abortion-centered feminism may try to “crawl back,” she said, but the last election showed that voters respond to pro-life messages that abortions should be outlawed once fetuses can feel pain, and that taxpayer funds shouldn’t be used for abortion.

Another pro-life message with traction is that “abortion harms women,” said Charmaine Yoest, president and chairman of Americans United For Life. Women can suffer physical and emotional complications from abortion, she said.