Posted by: bridget | 15 February 2008

Happy Susan B. Anthony Day!

15 February 1820: Susan B. Anthony was born.  Feminist, suffragist, abolitionist,  champion for women’s property rights, pro-life, advocate for educational opportunities for women and ex-slaves.  Can you get much cooler than that? 

(Now seems like as good a time as any to give some blog coverage.  SBA List is dedicated to electing pro-life women to Congress and state office, educating women voters on the importance of voting, and training pro-life candidates and activists.)



  1. Can I share a couple of her quotes? OK.

    Susan B. Anthony’s newspaper viewed women having abortions as a symptom of a lack of equality, not the proof of equality.

    She called abortion “child murder.”

    “When a woman destroys the life of her unborn child, it is a sign that, by education or circumstances, she has been greatly wronged.”

    “[Is the woman] 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!”

  2. What? She doesn’t believe that you can grab the baby, rotate it so legs come out first, pull the legs out, and stick a scissor in it’s head? How can she be a feminist? Obviously the definition of feminism has changed over time…

  3. Thank you, Neil! Those are good ones. :)

    People always talk about how the anti-abortion movement started because abortion was so unsafe back then. If so, why call it “child murder”? Why say that “she” is guilty of a grave wrong, if it’s all about her?


    Go figure. So strange. They were real loonies back then. ;)

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