Early feminist Matilda Gage on abortion

Like most of the early feminists, Matilda Gage was against abortion. She said of it:

“[This] subject lies deeper down in women’s wrongs than any other… I hesitate not to assert that most of [the responsibility for] this crime lies at the door of the male sex.”

The Revolution 1 (14): 215 – 6, April 9, 1868

She was aware that men often exploited women and that abortion freed them from the consequences of their actions.

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Sarah is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians.

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