Friday, July 16, 2010

The Founders of the Feminist Movement

"Abortion is the ultimate exploitation of women."
-- Alice Paul: The author of the original Equal Rights Amendment (1923) and early feminist

I can hear a collective gasp from the so called feminists of today. Yes. The ones who fought for our rights as women today, were vehemently against abortion. I will further rankle you  who claim to be for women's rights (yet do so little!) by saying, that the feminists of the 60's did more to destroy female power and strength, than further it. Dare to read on? Do you have the strength of character to face the falsehood that is today's feminist movement?

Susan B. Anthony, in her publication The Revolution, wrote:

"Guilty? Yes. No matter what the motive, love of ease, or a desire to save from suffering the unborn innocent, the woman is awfully guilty who commits the deed. It will burden her conscience in life, it will burden her soul in death; But oh, thrice guilty is he who drove her to the desperation which impelled her to the crime!"
Yes, Susan B. Anthony, beloved matriarch of the feminist movement, and revered by modern feminists, was anti-abortion. Oh, there are plenty of lies amidst the feminists of today, that she wasn't. However, if you look to her publications, it is quite clear that she was. Read, "The Truth About Susan B. Anthony" for an enlightened look at this feminist icon.

Who are some of the prominent women of the feminist movement?
  • Jane Addams, 1860-1935
  • Louisa May Alcott, 1832-1888
  • Susan B. Anthony, 1820-1906
  • Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, 1821-1910
  • Pearl S. Buck, 1892-1973
  • Dorothy Day, 1897-1980
  • Matilda Joslyn Gage, 1826-1898
  • Angelina Weld Grimke, 1880-1958
  • Fannie Lou Hamer, 1917-1977
  • Dr. Charlotte Denman Lozier, 1844-1870
  • Sarah F. Norton and Eliza Bisbee Duffey
  • Breda O'Brien 1962- 
  • Graciela Olivarez, 1928-1987
  • Alice Stokes Paul, 1885-1977
  • Susan LaFlesche Picotte, 1865-1915
  • Cicely Saunders, 1918-2005
  • Dr. Juliet Stillman Severance
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1815-1902
  • Lois Weber 1879-1939
  • Frances Willard, 1839-1898
  • Mary Wollstonecraft, 1759-1797
All of them, spoke out/continue to speak out, AGAINST abortion and fought/fight for the rights of unborn babies as well as women's rights. It is also worth noting, that Hypocrites (c. 450 BC) condemned the practice (I mention him only because he is lauded as one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine and the father of medicine.)
"Abortion is a reflection that we have failed women—and women have settled for less.
We insist on a world in which women have access to all nonviolent options, which is hardly an anti-woman perspective.... Pro-life feminists demand that society support the unique life-giving capacity of women, so that no woman feels she has no choice other than abortion." -- "Pro Woman Answers to Pro Choice Questions"
I am a feminist. I believe in the power and strength of a woman, and I am Pro-Life! Women deserve better than what the pro-choice  movement offers. I proudly declare my stance against willful infanticide.

For more information, please visit Feminists for Life: Women Deserve Better

"May peace begin in the womb...

 ....and spread throughout the world."

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