Susan B. Anthony’s newsletter, “The Revolution,” refused to carry advertisements for abortifacients, a potential source of significant revenue in its day, and regularly denounced abortion and infanticide.

Anthony’s Quaker background informed her perspective and kindled her passion. She abhorred the oppression of any human being, opposing abortion and drunkenness as tools of male oppression.

But the masthead of her newsletter read: “Men, their rights and nothing more; women their rights and nothing less.”

She did not believe building rights was a zero sum game, but that all humanity’s rights flourish when all are observed.

Women’s rights grew because of this view, not out of a call to restrict those of unborn children and men.

~Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, Politics Daily, August 25

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