Celebrating during Women’s History Month!
“in this world, where cruelty prevails in so many aspects of our life I would not add the weight of choice to kill rather than to let live.”
~ Pearl S. Buck (Every Life is a Gift, 1968)
where she shares about her child who suffered from retardation due to phenylketonuria.
Pearl S. Buck, most famously authored “The Good Earth” among some 70 novels but also has some very essential essays! Of note also, Pearl was also a mother of eight!
Next up on our month-long celebration of women is
First woman to graduate from Notre Dame Law School – She was a charter member for the National Organization for Women but left in 1967 after they declared support for abortion. Her is a portion of what she stood for –
“Advocacy by women for legalized abortion on a national scale is so anti-women’s liberation that it flies in the face of what some of us are trying to accomplish through the women’s movement – namely, equality – equality means an equal sharing of responsibilities by and as men and women….
What kind of future do we all have to look forward to if men are excused either morally or legally from their responsibility for participation in the creation of life…?
To talk about the “wanted” and the “unwanted” child smacks too much of bigotry and prejudice. Many of us have experienced the sting of being “unwanted” by certain segments of our society….
I am not impressed or persuaded by those who express concern for the low-income woman who may find herself carrying an unplanned pregnancy and for the future of the unplanned child…because the fact remains that in this affluent nation of ours, pregnant cattle and horses receive better health care than pregnant poor women. The poor cry out for justice and we respond with legalized abortion.”
Emily Albrecht, from the Equal Rights Institute gets it. And she’s the keynote speaker at this year’s Next Step Pregnancy Services Gala – also celebrating 25 years of Next Step! Sat September 23rd 2023!
Its our last week of Women’s History Month!
Google actually introduced us all to this wonder on their Google Doodle from yesterday! thanks google…..
*Check out the beautiful sketch**
Justine Siegemund, a midwife who dared to challenge patriarchal attitudes in the 17th century was the first person in Germany to write a book on obstetrics from a woman’s perspective. In 1690, the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) certified her book, The Court Midwife, as an official medical textbook. During a time when few women had access to formal education, Siegemund became the first woman to publish a seminal medical text in German. Siegemund began her career in midwifery by offering free services to underprivileged women. She soon became known for her ability to safely guide women through difficult births, and word spread quickly to expecting women across the country. Justine Siegemund set the foundation for modern childbirth education! Her legacy still inspires physicians to make labor and delivery safer for all.