Susan B. Anthony museum opens today amidst abortion controversy

Susan B. Anthony museum, abortion,2.jpgToday marks the grand opening of the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace and Museum, in Rochester, NY.

Anthony was a leading figure in the women's rights movement, famously arrested in 1872 for the crime of voting.

Anthony also considered abortion a strike against women's rights....

According to About.com (owned by the New York Times Co.), Anthony, "believed, as did many of the feminists of her era, that only the achievement of women's equality and freedom would end the need for abortion. Anthony used her anti-abortion writings as yet another argument for women's rights."

susan b. anthony portrait.jpgToday's feminists cannot stand that part of Susan B. Anthony's history.

While some dispute Anthony was even pro-life at all, most say her pro-life belief should be placed in context: "Comparisons between contemporary and 19th century debates over abortion are meaningless because of the different cultural contexts, [Gloria] Feldt [former Planned Parenthood president] added." Yadda yadda.

Yet pro-lifers have prevailed against revisionist history. Most of us, for instance, have heard of the Susan B. Anthony List a PAC dedicated to electing pro-life women to Congress, obviously invoking the famous feminist's name.

And it was a pro-lifer who bought Anthony's birthplace, insuring the pro-life part of Anthony's persona wouldn't be scrubbed from her bio. Carol Crossed is a member of Feminists Choosing Life of NY (formerly Feminists for Life of NY), the group controlling SBABM's board.

This has caused liberal feminists to get their corsets wound in a knot, to the point of protesting in front of SBABM and launching a counter website.

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Still, abortion will be a very small component of the museum. According to The Berkshire Eagle:

When asked if this meant the Museum would be a platform for an anti-abortion agenda, Crossed said, "The pro-life views expressed in Anthony's newspaper, The Revolution, will not be excluded from the exhibition. This vision represented a very small part of Anthony's life, and while it will be presented, it will not be an overwhelming theme of the birthplace. Anthony's own anti-abortion stance is mentioned in just one of the museum's 10 exhibits."

Still, it'll be there.


Comments:


To Gloria Feldt:

"Comparisons between contemporary and 19th century debates over abortion are meaningless because of the different cultural contexts, [Gloria] Feldt [former Planned Parenthood president] added."

Gloria, sweetie, go back to your butterfly collection. Social commentary is for thinking adults, but thank you for taking time out to try.

Anthony lived in a time where women were held down, yet saw abortion as a hateful thing. Unlike her idiot philosophical progeny (that would be you Gloria, and your fellow travelers), Anthony did not see children as a hindrance.

That's remarkable considering how many children women had in a time where they lacked the support structures today's working women enjoy.

What has changed culturally, Gloria, is that you and your 'sisters' are narcissists bent on self indulgence. Children get underfoot with narcissists.

Anthony, by contrast, was looking at the plight of women who had no means for survival when their husbands died, and no say in the body politic to change their wretched circumstances.

Nineteenth century America was a harsh existence, which bred formidable women such as Susan B. Anthony. These women made war on injustice, not their babies, their bodies and their sexuality. If you can get away from the butterflies long enough, you might actually read what Anthony wrote.

Posted by: Gerard Nadal at February 15, 2010 4:03 PM


This is definately a victory for the pro-life movement. It exposes typical liberal tactics: if the truth is inconvenient, deny and lie.

I suppose they consider it "progress" that women choose abortion for themselves, but, of course, they deny that so many women feel forced to have an abortion.

Posted by: Denise at February 15, 2010 4:05 PM


Go, Gerard!

Posted by: Jill Stanek Author Profile Page at February 15, 2010 4:59 PM


The controversy regarding Susan B Anthony's views is far from settled:

http://www.womensenews.org/story/abortion/061006/susan-b-anthonys-abortion-position-spurs-scuffle

And Nadal - "Gloria, sweetie," - how very patronizing. But in the "majesterium's" scheme of things, you are the superior big daddy.

Posted by: Artemis at February 15, 2010 6:09 PM


Reading comprehension, m___, DO YOU HAVE IT?!

Thanks for linking to the exact article that Jill linked to IN HER OWN PIECE in order to illustrate the great lengths to which pro-abortionists are going to attempt to spread some revisionist history. lol, fail.

And as to that second part...the troll has been trolled. LMAO.

Posted by: xalisae at February 15, 2010 6:30 PM


Happy 190th birthday, Susan B Anthony!

A real feminist that believed in ALL women's rights, BORN women and those who are UNBORN women!

Posted by: LizFromNebraska at February 15, 2010 6:37 PM


Artemis,

Yes, the comments were designed to reflect back on Gloria et al. their own condescension. It stings like hell, doesn't it?

Is there a woman alive who knows about Susan B. Anthony that doesn't have cause to bless her name? Ditto for men. Because of Anthony and women like her, women's condition has improved immeasurably. The world is a far better place for the contributions of women, made possible by pioneers such as Anthony.

100 years from today, women will spit at the mention of Gloria Feldt, Cecile Richards, Gloria Steinem, Patricia Ireland, and the queen of them all, Margaret Sanger.

Stick your head in the sand or your rear all you want, but the sequelae from abortion has destroyed the lives of women into the billions, and counting. The evidence is reaching critical mass:

The infertility of millions because of those cute little suction catheters.

Incompetent cervix.

The increased risk of breast cancer due to abortion.

Post-traumatic stress disorder.

Increased breast cancer from contraceptive pills.

Rampant sexually transmitted diseases that have risen unabated since the mid 1960's.

A decimated African American Community.

1.8 Billion dead babies.

Families destroyed.

Infertility from STD's contracted as a consequence of buying into the lies about condom efficacies.

An ocean of human suffering and misery because of the pernicious lies told by these vermin.

Yes Artemis, I drip with contempt for the women who have done this to our mothers, aunts, sisters, wives and daughters. Yes, I return their condescension, aimed as theirs is at any man who dares speak in defense of women and children, especially the men who lead my Church: the Popes and Bishops who've been right all along.

You cuties can dish it out but you sure as hell can't take it. Thanks for taking the bait and making my point for me.

Posted by: Gerard Nadal at February 15, 2010 9:37 PM


Artemiserable,

You don't do well pitted against high school grads or Phd's.

Maybe you should consider some other venue to display your dysfunction.

yor bro ken

Posted by: kbhvac at February 15, 2010 11:25 PM


Yes, Professor, you drip with contempt for those who disagree with you. Well, it's nice you have a hobby. In the meantime, we're blessed to live in a country where woman have certain freedoms. I don't see that changing any time soon, do you?

Posted by: Hal at February 16, 2010 10:29 AM


Posted by: Gerard Nadal at February 15, 2010 9:37 PM

Got links to those peer reviewed "studies" that prove any of those anti-choice talking points about the nasty effects of abortion? Funny how the mainstream medical community doesn't seem to think that there is a link between abortion and breast cancer - but go figure.

"the men who lead my Church: the Popes and Bishops who've been right all along"

ROFLMAO - Do you include amongst the "guys" those who had mistresses and children and thosee who sexually abused children? And while you claim that your "popes and bishops" have been right, there are other (apostate, I know) religious leaders (apostate women bishops) who support a woman's right to choose.

"You cuties can dish it out but you sure as hell can't take it"

LOL - way to win minds and hearts of those in the pro-choice community. But the anti choice movement is all about control of a woman which is quite sexist.

"An ocean of human suffering and misery because of the pernicious lies told by these vermin"

LOL - "Bless me father for I have hatred in my heart" Now go say five Our Fathers....

"100 years from today, women will spit at the mention of Gloria Feldt, Cecile Richards, Gloria Steinem, Patricia Ireland, and the queen of them all, Margaret Sanger"

ROFLMAO - Right. Future women will be so happy to be liberated from a life of having children when and if it is desireable. Yeah, they will be so happy to be back in the kitchen, barefoot and pregnant, cooking up the meals for their men whose unencumbered sacred seed deposit results in lots of happy babies. Women don't want careers anyway. Future women will be grateful to be brood mares as that is God and the Pope's way. And if a woman's big daddy leaves her with lots of babies, there's always the workhouses - no, that was Dicken's England but if "welfare" is eliminated it's either work houses or whore houses for those mommies who have no support. Here's the thing Nadal, your rhetoric plays well at your Catholic college - but in the rest of the reality based community - not so much. But it is really funny....

Oh, bless me father for I have sinned!!!!!

Posted by: Artemis at February 16, 2010 11:07 AM


Artemis,

Shhhhhh......

Listen......

You're the only one laughing.

What a sad little girl you are, with a sad, pathetic understanding of womanhood, authentic femininity, authentic masculinity and authentic family life.

As for the mainstream scientific community not recognizing a link between abortion and breast cancer, if you stop raging long enough and scroll back to Jill's post in January, they actually list abortion and birth control pills as "KNOWN RISK FACTORS".

"Oh, bless me father for I have sinned!!!!!"

So how many abortions have you had?

Read your post. you've reduced yourself to nothing more than name-calling, whereas I've written dozens of articles on my blog using CDC data that contradicts the feminist leadership at every turn.

Get well soon.

Posted by: Gerard Nadal at February 16, 2010 11:18 AM


So you're a doctor or scientist, Gerard? because if you were, you'd know that almost all the things you list are myths or untrue:

The infertility of millions because of those cute little suction catheters. Most women who have DNCs either are already mothers or will be in the near future. They don't lose their uteruses in a first-term, clinical procedure. Losing one's uterus in a second trimester procedure is another story.

Incompetent cervix. What's that? Dilation of the cervix using lamanaria has zero permanent effect.

The increased risk of breast cancer due to abortion. Complete myth.

Post-traumatic stress disorder. Complete myth. Most patients report relief as the number one emotional consequence.

Increased breast cancer from contraceptive pills. Link is unproven and likely not true. Some studies suggest a decreased risk.

Rampant sexually transmitted diseases that have risen unabated since the mid 1960's. True. But you point a finger at the pill, when the more obvious reasons relate to our increased population, longer life expectancy, and an increase in the average number of sexual partners American adults have in their lifetimes - pill or no pill. Also in 1960, most Americans couldn't afford to board a jet plane. Today, we travel all over the world, picking-up al sorts of diseases along the way.

A decimated African American Community. I agree. There are far too many black men in prisons. There's your 'decimation.' We don't count fetuses as people in the real world. Black men, however, are people.


And regarding Susan B. Anthony, she might be a conservative by today's standards, but her fight to vote made her a progressive. And you know know what Glenn Beck says about progressives.

And somehow women today who HAVE to work to keep their families financially solvent are somehow lazy, narcissistic feminist wannabe's? I think you just offended every working mother in the USA with that one.

What a sad little girl you are, with a sad, pathetic understanding of womanhood, authentic femininity, authentic masculinity and authentic family life.

I'm so glad most women today do not share your 19th century definition of femininity and womanhood.

Posted by: Dhalgren at February 16, 2010 12:10 PM


Yeah, they will be so happy to be back in the kitchen, barefoot and pregnant, cooking up the meals for their men whose unencumbered sacred seed deposit results in lots of happy babies.

"Sacred seed deposit?" "Barefoot and pregnant?!?" You are the only one here talking like this. It's so unbelievable to hear pro-aborts proclaim themselves "pro-woman" and then come up with slurs like this. "Oh, but we're talking about what pro-lifers think!" Yeah, except we're not saying that. You said that. Those slurs against women, that less-than talk, and all this degrading rhetoric is coming from you. You are the one tearing women down with your words. It's offensive. Stop.

Posted by: Keli Hu at February 16, 2010 12:51 PM


Go Gerard go!! :)

Oh and Dhalgren? The relief lasted two days and then I tried to kill myself. It is a very good thing you do not speak for all of the post abortive women I know.

Posted by: carla Author Profile Page at February 16, 2010 1:18 PM


"You are the one tearing women down with your words. It's offensive. Stop."

Yes, Keli. The "pro-woman" people classify all of us women who had the common human decency not to kill our children just so we might possibly get further in life with such affirmative terms as sperm receptacles and "brood mares". Aren't they just the most supportive women's rights advocates ever?!

Artemis, you bought a lie (the "I can't with a kid." lie), and the price you paid was your child. That's not our fault. Please quit spewing your bile at us. The only one here telling women "You can't!" is you. I'm sure it makes the women feel much better as you coil around them and slither into the killing grounds every weekend, but once they get out and see women who can and do WITH children, they know you for snake-in-the-grass you really are. I'm sorry for people like Carla who have been made to suffer by people like you who only want to drag others down to your level of misery in the attempt to make what you have done seem more acceptable to yourself. They're everywhere. They were there with an arm around me at work when I found out I was pregnant, confiding in me how GREAT their abortion was for them, recommending it for me like a new book or a pilates class. Talking about me killing my daughter as if it were some innocuous action like getting a new haircut. One day, EVERYONE will be able to see right through people like you, and maybe you'll even get the help you so desperately need.

And Dhalgren, leave the pregnancy talk to the womenfolk. I'm sure you know all about sports, and cars, and trifles such as these, but until you get pregnant with that ever-so-important "Wanted(TM)" child, fill out the questionnaire for your healthcare provider, see that it has a spot to list the number of abortions you have had, ask the provider why they need that information, then are told that HAVING HAD A PRIOR ABORTION AUTOMATICALLY PUTS YOUR PREGNANCY IN THE CATEGORY OF "HIGH RISK"...THEN you may comment here about something you might know a little bit about. Until then, you're just astoundingly ignorant, and as Samuel Clemens once said, "It's better to keep your mouth shut and have people think you a fool than to open it and remove all doubt."

Posted by: xalisae at February 16, 2010 1:45 PM


"Future women will be so happy to be liberated from a life of having children when and if it is desireable..-Artemis"
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If you stop and think about what you have written for a sec, you will realize that there will be NO "Future Women" with this kind of thinking...they would've been aborted by their own mothers...

It's only a matter of time when you pro-aborts leave this earth and the kids of the pro-Life generation take over...

WE have a legacy of life, what's yours?

Posted by: RSD at February 16, 2010 1:52 PM


In the meantime, we're blessed to live in a country where woman have certain freedoms. I don't see that changing any time soon, do you?

Posted by: Hal at February 16, 2010 10:29 AM


Do explain how "certain freedoms" are a blessing to the nation.

High rate of illegitimacy. blessing?

High rate of STD's. blessing?

High rate of unplanned pregnancy. blessing?

Date rape. blessing?

It seems these "certain freedoms" aren't really such a blessing.

Posted by: hippie at February 16, 2010 3:29 PM


Dhalgren and Artemis,

Come over to my blog and read the articles. Follow the links in the articles to the CDC, NIH, and journals.

Yes, I'm a doctor, and my work is firmly rooted in the scientific literature that you two choose not to acknowledge.

Dhalgen, since you called me out to fight by challenging my credentials, what are yours?

Are you as trained in science and the scientific literature as I am? If not, then I suggest that you hit the books, as you have much to learn.

Artemis, I genuinely understand how vital it is to maintain sanity after killing your child. People say and do the wildest things to maintain equilibrium. However, you will continue to be unsuccessful here when it comes to enlisting people into your alternative universe. Carla can help you in this area, as only a post-abortive mother who has been healed by the grace of God can.

Posted by: Gerard Nadal at February 16, 2010 3:36 PM


Hal,

How many of your children have you helped to abort, or was that some other Hal on these threads some time ago. Just wondering regarding our respective 'hobbies'.

If you are the same guy I'm thinking of, there is healing out there for you and your significant other:

http://www.theunchoice.com/men.htm

http://www.postabortionhelp.org/Men/men.html

http://www.rachelsvineyard.org/

Most women do not experience abortion as a 'choice' or feel 'free'. They are often coerced by the men in their lives to slaughter their babies. The same may be said for teen girls feeling 'free' to engage in sex. They often do it out of emotional coercion.

And no Hal, I don't drip with contempt for people who disagree with me, though I can dish out the same degree of incivility they proffer if that's the way they want to have a discussion.

I drip with contempt for the architects of the Culture of Death, who have destroyed the lives of many women I've known who were unfortunate enough to swallow the lies.

Posted by: Gerard Nadal at February 16, 2010 3:51 PM


Most women do not experience abortion as a 'choice' or feel 'free'. They are often coerced by the men in their lives to slaughter their babies. The same may be said for teen girls feeling 'free' to engage in sex. They often do it out of emotional coercion.
Posted by: Gerard Nadal at February 16, 2010 3:51 PM

Professor,

How do you know how "most women" experience abortion? You slipped from "often" to "most." I'll give you "often" as it's hard to precisely define. Most means more than 50%.

Anyway, as I have expressed a few times, I would join you in condemning all coercion related to sex or abortion.

Posted by: Hal at February 16, 2010 7:04 PM


Hal,

My invitation list is growing. This is a serious invitation. I invite you to join me at the Supreme Court steps next year at the March for Life and listen to over 70 women and men discuss how abortion has affected their lives. They are representative of the tens of thousands coming forward and availing themselves of the healing ministries linked above.

Their numbers are growing exponentially. If you do attend, I can guarantee you a front row position. Afterward, dinner is on me-steak dinner. I've invited two other men, similarly pro-choice. I'll introduce you to the people who run many of these outreach programs.

Why do I make this offer? Because as a pro-life scientist, I read ALL of the literature and NOT the literature the MSM thinks I should read. Then I come and see with my own eyes and hear with my own ears that which you and I have NEVER heard in the MSM.

I note that you passed on my question regarding whether you are the same Hal who has experienced a couple of abortions. If you are, forgiveness and healing are there for the taking. All you need do is reach out. Start with the links above.

Serious offer for next January. I would be honored to have you there, regardless of what you think of the experience. It's worthwhile experiencing the other side without the MSM filter.

Let me know.

Posted by: Gerard Nadal at February 16, 2010 9:21 PM


I"m the same Hal. Would actually like to meet you and attend if I could. I hope you don't see it as a cop out, but unless I'm in the vicinity, I doubt I could make it. I do travel to the East Coast on occasion, so I might just be close by. I'll let you know.

Posted by: Hal at February 17, 2010 1:05 PM