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How Abortion is Useful for Rape Culture

by Rachel MacNair During this time of uproar over an allegation against Brett Kavanaugh of committing attempted rape when he was 17, I’d like to remark on the connection of the violence of rape with the violence of abortion. I see it much differently from many of the pundits. It’s a mark of social progress…


War Causes Abortion

by Rachel MacNair and Catherine Coyle This is a condensed version of Chapter 4 in Peace Psychology Perspectives on Abortion. References are in APA style – authors in parentheses, full citation at the bottom. War as an Instrument of Unchosen Abortion  In an article entitled “Abortion and War,” Emanuel Charles McCarthy (2011) points out what…


A Pro-Life Feminist Critique of the “Rape and Incest Exception”

 by Rachel MacNair Pregnancies resulting from the horror of a rape or incest are often proposed as cases where there should be an exception to allow or fund abortion even when it’s not allowed or funded for other pregnancies.  I’ll propose several reasons why this is a bad idea. We Oppose Abortion as Violence, Not…