Earlier this year, Google made their doodle a tribute to Alice Paul, a prominent suffragist and feminist in the early 1900′s. As the original author of the Equal Rights Amendment, she played a huge part in the fight to ensure that women and men are treated equally in our society. So how did this defender of women feel about abortion? Unlike the majority of today’s modern feminists who tout abortion as a “woman’s choice,” Miss Paul opposed the idea that killing one′s own children in utero was a right. In fact, she was the first person to describe abortion as “the ultimate exploitation of women,” and claimed that the abortion supporters of her time (mostly rich, white males) made it exponentially more difficult for her and other actual feminists to be taken seriously.
True feminists understand that something which robs hundreds of thousands of little women of their rights every day, cannot be used as a tool of female empowerment. Neither can spreading the lie that mothers are incapable of overcoming hardships and achieving success unless they possess the legal “right” to kill their babies.
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