Who Were the Early Feminists in the U.S.?

Monday, March 25, 2013 4:28 PM Comments (10)

Every March, we in the United States celebrate Women in History Month, but how much do we really know about the early feminists in our country?

Susan B. Anthony, born 1820 in Massachusetts and raised in a family with long activist traditions, developed a sense of justice and moral zeal early in her life. She became active in the movement to make alcohol consumption illegal, but wasn’t allowed to speak at temperance rallies because she was a woman. This injustice led her to join the women’s-rights movement in 1852. She also fought for the abolition of slavery.

Most importantly, she was pro-life. In her view, children were a blessing, even though she never married or had children of her...READ MORE

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About Janet Morana

Janet Morana
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Janet A. Morana is the executive director of Priests for Life and co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, the world’s largest mobilization of women who have had abortions. A native New Yorker, she was a public school teacher before becoming involved in pro-life work. She co-hosts the Defending Life and Catholic View for Women series on EWTN, and is a frequent guest on other TV and radio programs. She is the recipient of Legatus’ Cardinal John O’Connor Pro-life Hall of Fame Award. Her first book, Recall Abortion, was published in February by Saint Benedict Press.