With the news today you would think that every feminist was pro-choice, but
did you know...
that the majority of early feminists were not pro-choice. In fact, many of the famous feminist foremothers vehemently opposed abortion. Seriously, it's true, check it out:
"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!" Susan B. Anthony, American civil rights and women's rights leader
"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." Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American social activist and leading figure in the early women's movement
"Every woman knows that if she were free, she would never bear an unwished-for child, nor think of murdering one before its birth." Victoria Woodhull,
first female presidential candidate, 1872 (What would she think of the feminists of today?!)
"Abortion is the ultimate exploitation of women." Alice Paul, author of the original Equal Rights Amendment (1923)
Just thought I'd let you in on the secret!