Thomas published a lengthy analysis of what she considered to be inaccuracies in that narrative, saying, "... Sound bites that have been excised from history are taken out of context to convey a meaning not originally intended." She quoted Annette Ravinsky, a former vice president of the FFL, as saying in published comments, "I really wish my former colleagues would stop twisting the words of dead people to make them mean something they don't ...
The early leaders of the women's movement were not against women controlling their bodies." She said "Organizations like the Susan B.
Anthony was a leader of the American women's suffrage movement whose position on abortion has been the subject of a modern-day dispute.
Anthony Amendment because of her efforts to achieve its passage. Gordon said she noticed in 1989 that some anti-abortion organizations were stating that Susan B. Gordon, who published a six-volume collection of the works of Susan B.
The dispute largely revolves around statements that are alleged to have been made by Anthony in opposition to abortion.
Scholars say these statements either were not made by Anthony, are not about abortion or have been taken out of context. Anthony (1820–1906) is known primarily for her leadership in the women's suffrage movement, a cause to which she devoted most of her life.
Anthony in Her Own Words, joined with Gordon to write an opinion piece for The Washington Post.
They said: "We have read every single word that this very voluble—and endlessly political—woman left behind.