The long-standing feminist magazine Ms., founded by Gloria Steinem (pictured), has partnered with a New York-based law and policy institute to create a “microsite” called “Abortion Is Essential to Democracy,” according to a press release from Ms. on Tuesday.
The new site features 11 essays from the Brennan Center for Justice, an affiliate of the New York University School of Law, that explore “myriad attacks on democracy,” including how “vote suppression” and “big money in politics” have contributed to placing abortion rights at risk.
“By joining their voices and sharing these essays, Ms. and the Brennan Center hope to demonstrate that the fight for abortion rights, the fight for equality, and the fight for representative democracy are all in service of the same goal: justice for all,” Ms. says.
In a comment sent to Breitbart News about the new abortion campaign, Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood manager and founder of And Then There Were None, a ministry that helps abortion workers leave the industry, said that while Ms. “seems to feel they have covered every angle of the abortion debate, including ones they’ve made up to suit their talking points, they have left out discussions about the failure of the entire abortion industry to protect and care for women.”
“If they want to truly empower women, they would give them all of the information about abortion rather than heralding it is as ‘essential,’” she asserted. “It is only essential to the clinics who stand to lose their livelihoods should clinics be forced to close.”
Similarly, Penny Nance, president of Concerned Women for America, told Breitbart News, “The pro-abortion movement is built on lies.”