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Susan B. Anthony and Abortion

Posted by iwanttofitin on March 30, 2007

Susan B. Anthony is quickly associated and quoted when it comes to feminism and the women movement. She fought for equal rights and the ability to be free of “men’s oppression.” What is never cited, though, is her vehement detest of abortion. She called it “child-murder.” The woman who gave women these quotes to use any time they need a woman to call out to when their rights are in question:

It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union.

Suffrage is the pivotal right.

The fact is, women are in chains, and their servitude is all the more debasing because they do not realize it.

Men their rights and nothing more; women their rights and nothing less.

Independence is happiness.

The woman that fought so hard for suffrage and woman’s rights also gave us this wonderful piece that you never hear women use because it goes against their “right” to do what they will with “their” body. This quote is in response to laws prohibiting abortion:

Much as I deplore the horrible crime of child-murder, earnestly as I desire its suppression, I cannot believe that such a law would have the desired effect. It seems to me to be only mowing off the top of the noxious weed, while the root remains. We want prevention, not merely punishment. We must reach the root of the evil, and destroy it.

To my certain knowledge this crime is not confined to those whose love of ease, amusement and fashionable life leads them to desire immunity from the cares of children: but is practiced by those whose inmost souls revolt from the dreadful deed, and in whose hearts the maternal feeling is pure and undying. What, then has driven these women to the desperation necessary to force them to commit such a deed? This question being answered, I believe, we shall have such an insight into the matter as to be able to talk more clearly of a remedy.

Sorry to burst your bubble. Even Susan B. Anthony was outraged at abortion.

Oh, and Margaret Sanger (you know, the one who pushed for birth control and abortion) said this sweet little piece:

We do not want word to get out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.

She obviously had motives for her “birth control.” It has been said that she was more interested in race control.


One Response to “Susan B. Anthony and Abortion”

  1. Bill said

    yes, around the turn of the century, most femenists were against abortion and birth control

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