By Grazie Pozo Christie

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted American women the right to vote and catapulted them out of the shadows of dependence into the full sunlight of long-awaited civic freedoms.

The right to vote was only the beginning of a long list of goals achieved by the early women’s right movement. It also gained for us the right to control our property, to defend ourselves and our children from abusive husbands, to earn advanced degrees, and join professions reserved for men.

But one right the early feminists did not fight for was the right to abortion. On the contrary, they understood abortion not as a woman’s right, but a wrong against our sex. It is today’s pro-life women that fully preserve the suffragists’ ideals.

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