Sunday, 31 January 2010

The first feminists

As today is the last day of Sanctity of Human Life month, I wanted to share an article by Karen at Mini pro-life history lesson on the 37th anniversary of Roe v Wade.

From the article:
"Some fifty years later when Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony began the women’s suffrage movement, which had been born out of the abolition movement, they called upon the writings of Wollstonecraft for inspiration and echoed her call for an end to abortion.

During that time, women were not allowed to vote or own property or inherit anything if they were married. They could not have their own money, testify on their own behalf in court, sit on a jury, keep their children if they divorced, or to assemble or speak freely. A woman who was visibly pregnant was not even allowed to be seen in public! Stanton and Anthony rightly saw abortion for the evil that it is and the scourge it is upon women, noting “When we consider that women are treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit.”"

1 comment:

  1. *like* Never have I heard such a truthful thing said.