Preface and Acknowledgments - Second Edition
Introduction to Part One, Second Edition
Mary Wollstonecraft (1759 - 1797)
"I Never Had A Taste of Human Kindness"
Ganeodiyo (Handsome Lake)(c. 1735 - 1815)
From The Gaiiwo ("Good Message" or Code of Handsome Lake)
Translated from the Seneca by Arthur Caswell Parker
Slavery: Violence Against Lives and Choices (Nineteenth Century)
Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell (1821 - 1910)
"Look at the First Faint Gleam of Life"
Henry Clarke Wright (1797 - 1870) and an Anonymous Correspondent
"My Womanhood Rose Up In Withering Condemnation"
Susan B. Anthony (1820 - 1906)
"A Dreadful Volume of Heart-Histories"
Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815 - 1902)
Infanticide and Prostitution
Dr. Anna Densmore French (fl. 1860s) and a Teacher
"Much Delighted With The Valuable Instruction" by a Teacher
Matilda Joslyn Gage (Ka-ron-ien-ha-wi) (1826 - 1898)
Is Woman Her Own?
Eleanor Kirk (1831 - 1908)
What Will Become of the Babies?
Mattie H. Brinkerhoff (fl. 1860s)
Woman and Motherhood
Dr. Charlotte Denman Lozier (1844 - 1870)
Restellism Exposed, by the Staff of the Revolution
Paulina Wright Davis (1813 - 1876)
"A True Woman"
On the Same Page: Dr. Juliet Worth Stillman Severance and A Mother (c. late 1860s)
Dr. Rachel Brooks Gleason (1820 - 1905)
"The Mental and Physical Misery Entailed"
Sarah F. Norton (fl. 1860s - 1870s)
Tragedy-Social and Domestic
Victoria Woodhull (1838 - 1927) and Tennessee Claflin (1845 - 1923)
The Slaughter of the Innocents
Laura Cuppy Smith (fl. 1870s)
How One Woman Entered the Ranks of Social Reform, or, A Mother's Story
Isabella Beecher Hooker (1822 - 1907)
"My Mother's Heart Stirs Me To Immediate Reply"
Elizabeth Edson Evans (1832 - 1911) and Six Anonymous Women
"I Have Lost A Child"
Eliza Bisbee Duffey (d. 1898)
The Limitation of Offspring
Dr. Alice Bunker Stockham (1833 - 1912)
"Two Wrongs Cannot Make a Right"
"The Courage to Assert the Right to Her Own Body": Lucinda Banister Chandler (1829 - 1911)
Reproductive Wrongs Unto Death: Eugenic Strictures (Late Nineteenth - Early Twentieth Centuries and Beyond)
Mostly Missed Opportunities: The Woman Movement and Irish Catholic America (Mid- nineteenth - Early Twentieth Centuries)
The Nonviolent Power of the Maternal Body Politic: Jane Addams (1860 - 1935) and Hull House (founded 1889)
Frances E. Willard (1839 - 1896) and the Anchorage Mission (founded 1886)
A Plea for the Forgotten, by Frances E. Willard
"Women Helping Women," by the Staff of the Anchorage Mission
A Businesswoman's World-Mending Invention (Early 1900s)
Dr. Caroline Hedger (1868 - 1951)
The Relation of Infant Mortality to the Occupation and Long Hours of Work for Women
Dr. S. Josephine Baker (1873 - 1945)
"The Action Should Be Equally Drastic"
"The Prenatal Period Is Of Such Great Importance"
Public Responsibility for Both Women and Babies: Julia Lathrop (1858 - 1932) and the Children's Bureau (founded 1912)
The Women's Cooperative Guild (c. 1913 - 1915), Margaret Llewellyn Davies (1861 - 1944) and Three Anonymous Guild Officers
"The Cause of the Evil Lies in the Conditions Which Produce It"
Dr. Alice Hamilton (1869 - 1970)
The Bollinger Case
Poverty and Birth Control
Rose Pastor Stokes (1879 - 1933)
From The Woman Who Wouldn't
"There Is A Time Coming": Hayes, Mary, Unborn Baby Turner (d. 1918), and Angelina Weld Grimké (1880 - 1958)
Ethel Sturges Dummer (1866 - 1954)
"Confidence In Life Force"
"Bring A Little Stone": Bertha Pappenheim (1859 - 1936)
Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst (1882 - 1960)
"The True Mission of Society"
Selectively Remembered? Alice Paul (1885 - 1977)
Dorothy Day (1897 - 1980)
"Having A Baby"
Laborers of Love: Midwives in Dispossessed Southern U.S. Communities (Twentieth Century)
Introduction to Part Two, Second Edition
Fannie Lou Townsend Hamer (1917 - 1977)
"Is It Too Late?"
"And That's What We Are Talking About"; Mrs. Hamer Wins A Victory For Single Mothers and Their Children
Graciela Olivarez (1928 - 1987)
From the Separate Statement of Graciela Olivarez to the President's Commission on Population and the American Future
Pat Goltz, Catherine Callaghan, and Cindy Osborne
Pat Goltz, Catherine Callaghan, and the Founding of Feminists for Life
Daphne Clair de Jong
Feminism and Abortion: The Great Inconsistency
The Feminist Sell-Out
Rosemary Oelrich Bottcher
Free Choice Can Cost Others
Abortion Threatens Women's Equality
All Abortions are Selective
Trial and Trauma in New Jersey
A Letter From a Women's Prison
Jane Thomas Bailey
Feminism 101: A Primer For Prolife Persons
Prolifers Too Exclusive
Discrimination Abortion: Self-Interest's Fatal Flaw
Juli Loesch Wiley
The Myth of Sexual Autonomy
Toward a Holistic Ethic of Life
The Choice to Have Their Babies
Freedom of Speech Under President Clinton
The Censoring of Feminist History
Leslie Keech (1954 - 1989)
The Sensitive Abortionist
Better Living (for men) Through Surgery (for women)
The Bitter Price of "Choice"
The Euthanasia/Abortion Connection
Anne M. Maloney
Cassandra's Fate: Why Feminists Ought to be Prolife
To the Minnesota Senate Health and Human Services Committee
Would Illegalizing Abortion Set Loose the Back-Alley Butchers?
Parallel Cages: The Oppression of Men
Schools of Thought
Carol Nan Feldman Crossed
FFL Chapter Declines to Be Silenced
Enough Violence, Enough Hatred, Enough Injustice
Of Clarence and Anita and Willie and the Unknown Woman
We All Have a Right to Dream
Abortion Issue Is One of Peace
Lorraine Hansberry (1930 - 1965) and Bernadette Waterman Ward
Silencing Lorraine Hansberry
Serrin M. Foster
Eliminate, Through Practical Solutions, the Root Causes
One Victim or Two?
Cheryl Long Feather (Hunkuotawin)
American Indians Regard Abortion As a Crime
My Journey Into the Prolife Movement
Greetings from Your Mom
ACLU v. Unborn Children
Mary Krane Derr
Pro-Every Life, Pro-Nonviolent Choice
"Abortion is Wrong"
Room for One More