While in New York, in honor of the upcoming Women’s Equality Day, the President stopped in Seneca Falls to visit the Women’s Rights National Historical Park, run by the National Park Service.
There, Obama bestowed upon the park a copy of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and a copy of the remarks he made during the ceremony when he signed the bill in 2009. Barack Obama is a huge supporter of women’s rights, and even though his female staff is paid “significantly less” than his male staff, hypocrisy is no reason to question the president’s commitment to fair pay.
And what better way for Obama to show his support for women’s rights than to pay homage to what he called “a really lifelike display” of bronze statues depicting the likenesses of civil rights leaders like Elizabeth Coy Stanton, Frederick Douglass, Martha Coffin Wright, and Thomas and Mary Ann M’Clintock.
The ironic thing here is that whenever the president even whispers the word “women’s equality,” his underlying message is bent in the direction of the right to choose.
In Barack Obama’s world, “Women’s Equality Day” commends the women of America who submit themselves and their children to the unfettered slaughter of the unborn.
The problem is that the president being honored to visit “Seneca Falls and [to] recall the righteous struggle that found expression here,” doesn’t jibe because most of the brave women who fought for women’s rights loathed abortion.
That list of pro-life feminists included prominent women’s suffragette Susan B. Anthony, the voice of the National Woman Suffrage Association, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton who said,
“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.”
Also on the list of pro-life suffragettes are first female presidential candidate, Victoria Woodhull, and Alice Paul, author of the original Equal Rights Amendment, who declared, “Abortion is the ultimate exploitation of women.”
As for the “really lifelike display” Barack Obama remarked upon, Frederick Douglass was a dedicated Christian, as was Martha Coffin Wright, who was Lucretia Mott’s sister, and Thomas and Mary Ann M’Clintock, all of whom were Quakers who likely adhered to the Quaker “Testimony on Equality,” which says:
Equality ought to lead to a position of protection of the right to life of unborn children, as well as an understanding, through all the various insights offered by prolife feminism, of how abortion attacks the equality of women and men.
So Barack Obama and his battalion of pro-choice advocates have no right to attempt to hijack the equal rights movement and use it as a weapon to beat pro-lifers into submission.
If the images of those depicted in the Women’s Rights National Historical Park Visitor’s Center could speak, they’d probably rebuke the president, because unlike him they championed equal rights for everyone, including the unborn.
That’s why it would be more appropriate if next year, instead of visiting Seneca Falls to commemorate Women’s Equality Day, unequal-paying Barack Obama would take a copy of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to the Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.
Then the president can request that it be hung right beside “Place Setting: Margaret Sanger,” part of a mixed media piece by feminist artist Judy Chicago entitled The Dinner Party.