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Mattie Brinkerhoff

Mattie BrinkerhoffBy Cat Clark Mattie Brinkerhoff is the author of one of the most resonant passages regarding women and abortion that have survived from the 19th century; a passage linking early feminist battles for women’s rights with that century’s debate about the persistent evils of abortion and infanticide. “When a man steals to satisfy hunger, we …

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Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell

  Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell by Cat Clark In 1849, Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910) became the first woman to receive a medical degree from an American medical school, and in 1859 became the first woman on the British medical register. She was ardently anti-abortion and pro-woman, choosing to enter the field of medicine partly because she …

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Sarah F. Norton

Sarah F. Norton by Cat Clark   Little is known about the life of 19th century suffragist Sarah F. Norton beyond her writings. She was a public speaker, writer for feminist publications, and member of the Working Women’s Association who advocated for the education of women and girls and equal opportunity in the workplace and equal …

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Feminist History

After Alice Paul, the author of the original Equal Rights Amendment, told FFL co-founder Pat Goltz that the early American feminists were pro-life, FFL historians were the first to research and reveal the truth to the feminist and pro-life movements: Without known exception, our feminist foremothers opposed abortion, and — like Susan B. Anthony — sought to …

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