Was Susan B Anthony really anti-abortion
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|Thu, 06-24-2010 - 1:08pm|
Many pro-lifers assert that they are the "true" heirs to feminism, because they claim that Susan B. Anthony wrote against it. However, new research shows that may not be true.
“Generally the works ascribed to Anthony come from a newspaper she owned following the Civil War,” explains Kay Steiger, “but the article in question was simply signed by “A.” and there’s no historic evidence to suggest that Anthony was the author or that she ever used such a signature.” Ann Gordon and Lynn Sherr, two historians who’ve research Anthony’s life and writings extensively, say Anthony appears to have left no evidence of ever having thought about this question. Now she may or may not have formed some kind of private opinion, but evidently she didn’t see it as important one way or the other. "