Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Letter to the Editor, Asheville Citizen-Times: Sarah Palin, the Heir of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, by M.E. Hunt

Liberal Democrats for years have sold the idea that women in elected office can best represent women, never mind a candidate’s or official’s positions. Of course, the women that liberal Democrats champion are pro abortion-choice and now that John McCain selected Sarah Palin as a running mate, liberal Democrats are scrambling to un-sell their idea. They are desperate to remind us that Palin opposes legal abortion, as if this were a bad thing. And yet, contrary to the insistence of abortion-choice advocates, abortion not only kills a child in the womb, it hurts women. Because of this, unlike Obama, Biden, and Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin truly represents the best for women. She is the heir of the legacy of social reformers and early women’s suffragettes like Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) and Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902), who in their periodic journal titled “Revolution,” and elsewhere, strongly opposed abortion. Stanton believed that abortion is infanticide. In Sarah Palin, mother of five children, governor of Alaska and candidate for the Vice President of the United States, women’s true rights fighters Anthony and Stanton would find their hopes fulfilled.

[Check out the PBS documentary by Ken Burns titled, “Not for Ourselves Alone” on Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton at . Click on the left hand half of the page to begin an audio/slide version of the film.]

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