Natalie Maines: If you’re pro-life, you’re not for women’s rights

Tonight, Natalie Maines, the singer who rose to fame as the lead vocalist for the Dixie Chicks, announced via Twitter that she will be attending a rally in Austin, Texas, tomorrow to “support Wendy Davis and women’s rights.”

A pro-life reader responded: “I am all for women’s rights, but I am also for the rights of unborn children to have life.”

Maines said that is impossible:  to be pro-life is to be against women’s rights.

In Maines’ eyes, abortion is not a conflict between the rights of the mother and the rights of the unborn child. Rather, it is simply about giving women control over their own bodies.

If giving women the right to “control their own bodies” is awesome at 5-6 months’ pregnancy, why not 7 months? Or 8? Or 9?

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