Monday, March 9, 2015

Early Feminists Were Prolife

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 March happens to be Womens History month and yesterday was International  Womens Day.  Feminism started out as women fighting for suffrage. In other words they were fighting for the right to vote. Today's feminist movement has more or less degraded into an anti-male/gender equality and pro abortion movement,  all the rights of a man without accountability.  I thought if you were a feminist, you were a strong, take no guff, independent woman. It's basically about victim hood.

Did you know that some of the early feminists of the 1800s were actually prolife? 

Elizabeth Cady Stanton
 There must be a remedy for such a crying evil as this. But where shall it be found, at least begin, if not in the complete enfranchisement and elevation of women?
  Sarah F. Norton
 Here is an excerpt from an article in which she referred to a case where a woman died after her partner gave her poison to abort their child:
Here we find that a husband has been procuring poison for his wife and prospective offspring! Not with any wish to kill the wife perhaps, but as the chances are 5 to 1 against every woman who attempts abortion, he could not fail to realize the danger. Had this scheme been successful in destroying only the life aimed at, what could’ve been the man’s crime – and what should be his punishment if, as accessory to one murder he commits two?
  Victoria Woodhull
  Wives deliberately permit themselves to become pregnant of children and then, to prevent becoming mothers, as deliberately murder them while yet in their wombs. Can there be a more demoralized condition than this?… We are aware that many women attempt to excuse themselves for procuring abortions, upon the ground that it is not murder. But the fact of resort to so weak an argument only shows the more palpably that they fully realize the enormity of the crime .
  Maddie H. Brinckerhoff
 When a man steals to satisfy hunger, we may safely conclude that there is something wrong in society – so when a woman destroys the life of her unborn child, it is an evidence that either by education or circumstances she has been greatly wronged.
Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell 
Look at the first faint gleam of life, the life of the embryo, the commencement of human existence. We see a tiny cell, so small it may be easily overlooked;…  it is a living cell; it contains a power progressive growth, according to laws, according, towards a definite type, that we can only regard with reverent admiration.Leave it in its natural home, tended by the rich life of the healthy maternal organism, and it will grow steadily into the human type; in no other by any possibility.
So as you can see these women fought for women's rights but without infringing on the rights of the unborn child.