Today, as we commemorate Women’s Equality Day, we invite you to read (and share!) FFL President Serrin M. Foster’s op-ed in the Washington Examiner, where she reflects on our feminist foremothers’ pro-woman, pro-life legacy:
A constitutional anniversary for our pro-life foremothers
On August 26, the 99th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, we remember the vision and suffering of women over three quarters of a century to achieve suffrage.
When male abolitionists attending the World Anti-Slavery Convention in 1840 decided that females in attendance would be silent, William Wilberforce decided that if women could not be heard, he would not speak.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott attended with their husbands, and Stanton became determined to hold a convention for women’s rights. In 1848, she shocked the world by drafting the Declaration of Sentiments, based on the Declaration of Independence, proposing that women should have the right to vote.
It would be years later before Amelia Bloomer of dress reform fame introduced Stanton to a Quaker teacher and abolitionist named Susan B. Anthony. While Stanton is considered the mother of the movement, Anthony became the leader—and publisher of The Revolution.
What would surprise most feminists today is….
To read the rest of Serrin’s op-ed, click here. Please share!
No, we will not go back — we’re moving forward for women.
We are also pleased to announce VICTORY for women and children as the Ohio Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from a Dayton-area abortion clinic. Although not named in this article by the Dayton Daily News, the clinic is best known for notorious abortion practitioner Martin Haskell, who popularized the now-illegal procedure commonly known as partial-birth abortion.
“No matter the form of abortion — self-induced mutilation or pills, suction, or dismemberment — women deserve better, and so do their children. Abortion represents failure on all levels,” said FFL President Serrin M. Foster, creator of the Women Deserve Better® campaign.
Women in need are urged to visit their local pregnancy resource center and WomenDeserveBetter.com.
We are also so excited to share with you our ever-expanding list of events across the country!
Student leaders interested in starting a pro-woman, pro-life Revolution on Campus should email us to request a FREE Grow Your Group Kit today!
Government employees are urged to designate Feminists for Life via the Combined Federal Campaign. We are listed in the Women, Children, and Family Service Charities portion of the directory. Feminists for Life’s CFC number is 10499.
Corporate, state, and municipal employees may also contribute through their workplace campaign, and those in other areas. Ask your on-site campaign coordinator for more information to write us in. You must do it EVERY year — or it may go where you don’t want it to go. For more information, go here.
Not employed by the government? Please go to www.feministsforlife.org/support to make your tax-free one time gift or monthly donation.
With the school year starting, and on the eve of the 2020 Centennial Celebration of the 19th Amendment, we really need your support to bring our pro-woman, pro-life message to the next generation of student activists. Thank you!
Because women deserve better,
Damian J. Geminder
Editor & Media Coordinator
Feminists for Life of America