“They Are Not Pro Life. They Are Anti-Woman,” Asserted Frank Schaeffer on The ReidOut

@JaniceOCG “And they are not pro-life. They are anti-woman,” said @Frank_Schaeffer on #TheReidOut w/ @JoyAnnReid.  I agree! He apologizes for role in anti-choice. Author Frank Schaeffer is live, Thurs., Jan. 27 at 8 pm ET, w/ “If America Fails?” on TWN, for chat on gender issues in @HandmaidsOnHulu.

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“Fall in Love, Have Children, Stay Put, Save the Planet, Be Happy,” by Frank Schaeffer

Frank Schaeffer was on The ReidOut with Joy-Ann Reid recently.  They were discussing his latest book – Fall in Love, Have Children, Stay Put, Save the Planet, Be Happy (2021) – as well as, the origin and true agenda of the “pro-life” movement, and how misogynistic values almost broke his long-term marriage.  This book is Frank’s apology to women for the role he played in the anti-choice movement.

Reid was struggling to make sense of the inconsistency in being “pro-life” when it comes to fetuses, while simultaneously demonstrating no care for living children.  I was struck by the power of Frank’s assertion at the end of the clip, that

“…they are not pro-life.  They are anti-woman.” 

The simple truth of this message and the importance of language in how we frame the battles we wage, jumped out at me.

I wonder how evangelical women would have responded years ago when “a woman’s right to choose” was initially under attack, if they understood the “pro-life” movement was actually an “anti-woman” movement.  Would women have so eagerly followed such a movement?  In The Handmaid’s Tale, Serena Joy is a leading proponent of the elimination of women’s rights.  What motivates women to go along with ideas that limit their own freedoms?

Frank is joining “If America Fails?” in the near future, and we anxiously await getting into some of these issues with him.  Join us!  — LMO

Works by Frank Schaeffer
Works by Frank Schaeffer

WATCH Mr. Frank Schaeffer, Artist, Filmmaker & Author, Fall in Love, Have Children, Stay Put, Save the Planet, Be HappyLIVE – Thursday, January 27, 2022, 8 pm ET, on the TruthWorks Network YouTube channel, when he joins “If America Fails?:  The Coming Tyranny,” in discussion on Gender in The Handmaid’s Tale and American culture.

WATCH | Segment with Frank Schaeffer | The ReidOut with Joy-Ann Reid | 12/3/2021
Works by Frank Schaeffer

Frank Schaeffer is a New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books. Frank is a survivor of both polio and an evangelical/fundamentalist childhood, an acclaimed writer who overcame severe dyslexia, a home-schooled and self-taught documentary movie director, a feature film director of four low budget Hollywood features Frank has described as ‘pretty terrible.’ He is also an acclaimed author of fiction and nonfiction and an artist with a loyal following of international collectors who own many of his paintings.

“Frank has been a frequent guest on the Rachel Maddow Show on NBC, has appeared on Oprah, been interviewed by Terri Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air and appeared on the Today Show, BBC News and many other media outlets. He is a much sought after speaker and has lectured at a wide range of venues from Harvard’s Kennedy School to the Hammer Museum/UCLA, Princeton University, Riverside Church Cathedral, DePaul University and the Kansas City Public Library.”  — FrankSchaeffer.com

READ the Transcript | Segment with Frank Schaeffer | The ReidOut with Joy-Ann Reid | 12/3/2021

WATCH | Segment with Frank Schaeffer | The ReidOut with Joy-Ann Reid | 12/3/2021

Published by Loga Michelle Odom @Odomanian

Founder/Host, Reading Changes Lives; Former Senior Producer, OUR COMMON GROUND Media / TruthWorks Network / If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny

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