Foeticides and Infanticides Still Quack Medicine
March 26, 2012
Susan B. Anthony, owner and business manager of the early feminist newspaper The Revolution, refused to sell advertising for abortifacient medicines and abortion providers. Parker Pillsbury, coeditor with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, explained the policy of Anthony's paper:
"Quack Medicine vendors, however rich, proud, and pretentious, Foeticides and Infanticides, should be classed together and regarded with shuddering horror by the whole human race... Let us learn to read authors between their lines, and to judge of newspapers largely by their advertisements. Thus we shall get an autobiography of all the authors, and learn the true quality and character of newspaper press."
One hundred forty-four years later, pro-life feminists still shudder in horror when we consider the many new technologies in fetal killing. From chemical abortions early-on to surgical late term abortions, abortion solves nothing. The woman returns to the same problems that drove her to the clinic in the first place.
One can only imagine how much further women would be if all the energy put into supporting legal but lethal abortion had been spent on resources and support for women so that they may have their children, and supporting birthmothers who choose not to parent.
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