March is Women’s History month. Many of the early champions of the women’s rights movement, in both the United States and throughout the world, were and are unapologetically pro-life.  Today we honor some of those came before us and who walk among us, leading the way to say that all life matters and women deserve better than abortion. Here are some of their thoughts, in their own words…

Elizabeth Cady Stanton called abortion “infanticide” and wrote that “when we consider that women are treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit.”

Susan B. Anthony frequently referred to abortion as “child murder” and “infanticide.” She said: “Child murders practice their profession without let or hindrance, and open infant butcheries unquestioned…Perhaps there will come a day when an unmarried mother will not be despised because of her motherhood…and when the right of the unborn to be born will not be denied or interfered with.”

Mother Teresa said: “I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself. And if we can accept that a mother can kill her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?” She also said: “It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.”

Author E. A. Bucchianeri said: “Abortion should be listed as a weapon of mass destruction against the voiceless.”

Women’s Rights Advocate and Activist Alice Paul said: “Abortion is the ultimate exploitation of women.”

Author and Easter Orthodox Theologian Frederica Mathewes-Green said: “Abortion is not a sign that women are free, but a sign that they are desperate.”

President of Feminists for Life Serrin Foster said: “Most women ‘choose’ abortion precisely because they believe they have no other choice.”

Alveda King said: “Abortion and racism are both symptoms of a fundamental human error. The error is thinking that when someone stands in the way of our wants, we can justify getting that person out of our lives. Abortion and racism stem from the same poisonous root, selfishness.”