The increasing strength of the liberal, or "pro-choice" movement in feminism is particularly evident in the defence of abortion, and it is understandable that this dilemma should be so acutely felt in the USA. There have been two rationales: one recognizing the sovereignty of a woman over her own body, and the other defending abortion as a woman's civil right to economic and political equality, which unwanted pregnancies and forced motherhood infringe upon. The alliance of these two rationales represents a genuine overlap of interest between women's liberty and liberation, since the right to control one's body is the most fundamental liberty and the most liberating of rights.
2. Feminists are big on "choice" -- for themselves -- but not for others. They demand government-funded child-care centres so that they can seek careers while taxpayers foot the bill for the care of their children, but they object to homemaker's allowance which would give mothers, especially those in low-income groups, a real choice between caring for their children themselves or seeking careers and using the allowance to pay the cost of child-care fees.