Was Susan B. Anthony antiabortion? Two sides are dueling over the answer — and the definition of feminism | Curio

Was Susan B. Anthony antiabortion? Two sides are dueling over the answer — and the definition of feminism

15 mins | Aug 8, 2020

For one scholar, the debate has become a game of 'political strategy'. "There's a lot riding on this debate. While antiabortion groups also lay claim to other suffragists, they tend to focus most on Anthony. This makes sense, said Tracy Thomas, a professor at the University of Akron School of Law, who has studied the suffragists' views on abortion: Of all the women in the suffrage movement, Anthony is 'the name everyone knows.' If you were taught about any one women's rights leader in school, it was probably her." Caroline Kitchener analyses this for The Lily.

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