- Diary entry of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, first woman graduate from an American medical college
"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 impeller her to the crime!"
- Susan B. Anthony, American civil rights leader, in The Revolution, the women's rights journal
(via Feminists for Life)
And from Ruth Lobo Shaw, a beautiful speech about unborn human rights and what it means to be a pro-life feminist. Check out CCBR for more information on the New Abortion Caravan.
Contrast these pro-life feminists with what our society typically thinks a feminist is - pro-choice:
"This spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood Federation of America also told The Huffington Post that the organization condemns seeking abortions on the basis of gender, but its policy is to provide “high quality, confidential, nonjudgmental care to all who come into” its health centers. That means that no Planned Parenthood clinic will deny a woman an abortion based on her reasons for wanting one, except in those states that explicitly prohibit sex-selective abortions (Arizona, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Illinois)."
- from the Huffington Post
Who here is truly fighting for the rights of women and girls?
[aside] Sorry for not blogging very often - these are a busy few weeks! I'll be back at it soon, promise :)