-Gayle Plato-Besley, M. Ed.
As a Sonoran Alliance writer, I recall my blog post -a predictive recommendation of Sarah Palin, June 4, 2008. I posted exactly 88 years after the Women’s Right to Vote was officially proposed, ultimately becoming the Nineteenth Amendment on August 26, 1920:
Let me take a moment to highlight the relevance of the history of this choice of Governor Sarah Palin-
Women’s right to vote was fundamentally organized by Elizabeth Cady Staton. Abortion, though illegal, was a reality in 1920 as it is today. Women have been forced and brainwashed to believe that children are a burden, and Stanton fought brilliantly to defend women, mothers, and children.
Also blogged at Sonoran Alliance and at therightwoman.blogtownhall.com: http://therightwoman.blogtownhall.com/2008/01/21/refusing_to_choose2.thtml
is the TRUE history of the women’s movement of nearly 90 years ago. These leading feminists of the original devotion were complete supporters of life:
Elizabeth Cady Stanton celebrated her seven children and praised motherhood in a time when being a mother was not often honored nor recognized as a special calling.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote:
“When we consider that women are treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property and dispose of them as we see fit (Stanton letter to Julia Ward Howe,1873)”
Both Stanton and Susan B. Anthony were vehemently against abortion; they advocated for social acceptance of women, mothers, families and children as full beings. It is sad that the concept of feminism has shifted to such an anti-family, negative association of motherhood and success. It is a tragedy that women have allowed the evolution of such a fringe, anti-family view of women’s rights. Women, in general, have accepted the con that having a baby is an impediment, a trap, keeping us from growth. Just ask Barack and Michelle Obama about the fear of a daughter being burdened by motherhood.
All of this changes today with the selection of Sarah Palin as the Vice Presidential Republican Candidate, 88 years after the Women’s Right to Vote became reality.
“Peace Begins in the Womb” and “Women Deserve Better than Abortion”. Sarah Palin is the Elizabeth Cady Stanton of the 21st Century.