Talk:Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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What goal was that? Jacobin 19:31, 15 April 2007 (EDT)

As abortions were illegal then, you may find these activists were concerned more with the dangers to the health of the women having them, than the right to life of the baby.AlanE 03:20, 16 May 2007 (EDT)

It's my understanding that she was pretty clear that it was the act of abortion itself that was abhorrant. If I recall correctly, she blamed men for forcing women to kill their babies when the woman had no choice but to go along with it because she had to count on the man financially and so had to do his will. No woman on her own would ever choose to kill her own baby. Learn together 17:03, 16 May 2007 (EDT)

Agreed. However there was not the same focus on the rights of the unborn as there is now. Apart from the Catholic Church which, if having to choose, would always support the survival of the unborn child over the mother, the aim of these activists (not always, but generally) was the welfare of the woman; and alleviation of the conditions that allowed, nay forced, it to happen. My own mother worked as a midwifery nurse in York (Northern England) in the early 1930s, and in the 1950s was still railing against the conditions that forced so many women to attempt "backyard" abortions. I may be wrong, but I can only say it as I see it.....AlanE 17:28, 16 May 2007 (EDT)

Wesleyan Church

Why was the part about the Seneca Falls meeting taking place in a Wesleyan Church removed? While it is true this information is repressed in the main media, including the anniversary celebration, shouldn't we be proud of the fact that Christian heritage was not as anti-women's rights as is usually portrayed by its defractors? Learn together 14:40, 7 April 2008 (EDT)

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