The first-ever Pro-Life Women’s Conference took place in June 2016 in Dallas.
We need to understand how far we must go — and what we must do — to achieve success by 2020.
The Guttmacher Institute’s new report reveals things have gotten worse over the last eight years for the most vulnerable.
Among women who are seeking abortions:
— 75% are the poor and working poor,
— 66% are pursuing post-secondary degrees (which could lift them out of poverty),
— 59% are already mothers.
Women deserve better!
As we count down to the 2020 Centennial Celebration of the 19th Amendment, help us fulfill the unrealized dream of Susan B. Anthony and other first wave feminists by systematically eliminating the root causes** that drive women to abortion in three key areas:
3. Paternal support
Abortion IS a reflection that we have not met the needs of women.
Help us end the feminization of poverty that drives women to abortion. Help MAKE WOMEN’S HISTORY. But first, here’s a lesson from history.
Susan B. Anthony, the Quaker teacher turned suffrage leader, owned The Revolution. Her newspaper went bankrupt when she and co-editor Elizabeth Cady Stanton depended on one donor.
After they passed away, Alice Paul assumed the leadership. She knew that approaching donors was key to success.
Fourteen years after Anthony died, Paul successfully led the suffrage movement to achieve the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed all women in the United States the right to vote and soon after wrote the original Equal Rights Amendment.
When the ’70s women’s movement embraced abortion, Paul called it the “ultimate in the exploitation of women.” We agree. We also know that money can hasten the day when our goals are reached.
The U.S. Treasury has revealed six women — both pro-life activists and abolitionists — will be “on the money.” What a first!
Because women deserve better,
** [ed. ‘[E]liminating the root causes that drive women to abortion in three key areas’ does not mean to eliminate education, workplace, and paternal support. Rather, it means working in these three key areas of education, workplace, and paternal support to remove the problems that cause women to fall through the cracks and become vulnerable to abortion.]
[23 June 2016, Serrin M. Foster President, Feminists for Life of America email]