Procreation Stories: Reproduction, Nurturance, and Procreation in Life Narratives of Abortion Act...

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Procreation Stories: Reproduction, Nurturance, and Procreation in Life Narratives of Abortion Activists. by Mind Map: Procreation Stories: Reproduction, Nurturance, and Procreation in Life Narratives of Abortion Activists.

1. Prochoice side

1.1. Reached adulthood in early 70s and late 60s

1.1.1. Part of a generation of activism

1.2. Believe women should have broader cultural power due to their own nuturance

1.2.1. Control of their own reproductive abilities.

2. similarities between the two sides

2.1. ambivalence towards motherhood

2.2. religion and family ties play an enormous part in their opinions.

2.3. Nuturance

2.4. personal experience play a huge part in their opinions

2.5. both sides believe their activism is an extension of feminism and feminist ideals

3. Prolife side

3.1. generation of antifeminism and those born in the 1950s

3.2. activism was a way to extend their nurturance outside of their own family

3.3. Believe women should have an unconditional attachment to their nurturance.

3.4. believe that abortion negates any differences between men and women

4. Overarching themes

4.1. women on both sides use activism to "frame and interpret" their own personal experience

4.2. female social activism mediates the construction of self and gender with larger social, political and cultural processes.

4.3. the generation of which women come from directly affects their experience and thereby their viewpoints on abortion