It’s a rather inconvenient reality for the liberal media and abortion activists: America’s first feminists respected life – life of the unborn.
On Monday, Google remembered suffragist Alice Paul’s 131st birthday by placing a doodle of her above the website’s search bar. The liberal media as well as the United States' largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, took the opportunity to celebrate a feminist. But they forgot – or intentionally overlooked – one major detail: Paul was pro-life.
The cartoon image, created by Google, shows Paul raising up a sign reading, “Deeds not words.” Behind her, other women in the background carry a sign demanding, “Votes for women.”
Born Jan. 11, 1885, Paul co-founded the National Women’s Party and was instrumental in campaigning for women’s right to vote as well as the Equal Rights Amendment. She died at the age of 92.
“Today, on what would have been her 131st birthday,” Google explained, “we salute Alice Paul with a Doodle that pays tribute to her pivotal role in the fight for women’s suffrage and her unyielding dedication to women’s rights.”
But neither Google nor the liberal media or even Planned Parenthood recalled that Paul once deemed abortion "the ultimate exploitation of women."
Responding to Google’s doodle, The Washington Post recognized the “American suffrage hero.” Columnist and cartoonist Michael Cavna remembered Paul as “arguably the 20th century’s greatest suffragist” after “enduring brutality and imprisonment and as she fought for the equal vote and then the equal rights amendment.”
Mic’s Kathleen Wong and TIME’s Samantha Grossman also took the opportunity to tell Paul’s story. A Daily Beast offshoot and New York Times media partner, Women in the World also published the suffragist’s history.
Even leftist blog Daily Kos had a piece posted by a user with the headline, “♥Happy Birthday; Sister, Alice Paul♥ Google told me, it was your Birthday.”
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains also wished Paul a happy birthday with a tweet that President Cecile Richards retweeted:
NARAL Pro-Choice America also tweeted the doodle:
In November, Susan B. Anthony List’s Marjorie Dannenfelser wrote a piece for TIME titled, “The Suffragettes Would Not Agree With Feminists Today on Abortion.”
“Many of today’s feminists see abortion as one of the touchstones of their movement,” she wrote. “Yet many of the early leaders of the women’s suffrage movement in the U.S. believed that the rights of mother and child are inextricably linked and that the right to life and the right to vote are rooted in the inherent dignity of each human person.”