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Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst, Social Activist, Speaks

Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst 1882 – 1960, suffragist movement, worked for peace causes, post-World War I, started the Toy factory out of concern for women’s inadequate wages, and “price cost restaurants” with the hungry could order inexpensive meals. Supported birth control … Continue reading

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Early Feminist Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell Speaks

Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell was the first American woman to earn and M.D. She was active in abolitionism and other women’s causes.  She was also pro-life.  Here she describes the unborn baby and why it should be protected: “Look at the … Continue reading

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Dr. Charlotte Denman Lozier on Abortion

Dr. Charlotte Denman Lozier was one of the first women physicians in United States. She was active in the fight to win women equal rights in the 1800s. In Susan B Anthony’s newspaper, The Revolution, December 2, 1869 “Dr. Charlotte … Continue reading

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Simone de Beauvoir on abortion

Feminist Simone de Beauvoir on abortion: “It is often the seducer himself who convinces the woman that she must rid herself of the child. Or he may have already abandoned her… Sometimes she declines to bear the infant not without regret… … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Blackwell On Abortion

Elizabeth Blackwell was the first American woman to earn it M.D. her decision to become a doctor was prompted, at least in part, by her passionate opposition to abortion. After learning of the New York abortionist Mdm.Restell, she wrote in … Continue reading

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Mary Wollstonecraft On Abortion

Mary Wollstonecraft As early as 1792, Mary Wollstonecraft wrote “A Vindication of the Rights of Women,” which Susan B. Anthony admired enough to serialize in The Revolution. After decrying, in scathing 18th century terms, the sexual exploitation of women, she … Continue reading

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Mattie Brinkerhoff on abortion

Mattie Brinkerhoff “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 … Continue reading

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Sarah Norton on Abortion

Sarah Norton “Child murderers practice their profession without let or hindrance, and open infant butcheries unquestioned…Is there no remedy for all this ante-natal child murder?…Perhaps there will come a time when…an unmarried mother will not be despised because of her … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton on Abortion

Elizabeth Cady Stanton “When we consider that woman 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.” Letter to Julia Ward Howe, October 16, … Continue reading

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Victoria Woodhull On Abortion

Victoria Woodhull “Every woman knows if she were free, she would never bear an unwished-for child, nor think of murdering one before its birth.” Woodhull was the nation’s first female presidential candidate, who ran under the banner of the Equal … Continue reading

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