President Donald Trump delivered a proclamation Friday on the 199th birthday of Susan B. Anthony – a leader of the women’s suffrage movement and advocate for the human rights of all – born and unborn.
Happy 199th birthday to #SusanBAnthony, fearless #ProLife feminist and inspiration in our fight to restore human rights for all humans, born and unborn! Read the birthday proclamation from @POTUS ➡️ https://t.co/6qSW3YPR5u pic.twitter.com/QXOm7ukfgj
— Susan B. Anthony List (@SBAList) February 15, 2019
The president said:
Today, we commemorate the birthday of Susan B. Anthony, an American champion of civil liberties and women’s rights. Susan B. Anthony was a steadfast advocate for the founding principles of our Nation. She advocated tirelessly for life, liberty, and equality for all Americans, regardless of sex, and she is best remembered for her role in the women’s suffrage movement. The right to vote for women was enshrined in the Constitution with the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920.
Trump said Anthony’s “crusade for equal rights has benefited every subsequent generation of Americans”:
— Marsha Blackburn (@VoteMarsha) February 15, 2019
“Since her death in 1906, women and minorities in every realm of commerce, culture, and industry have shattered barriers and made indelible contributions to our country’s security, prosperity, and way of life,” the president said. “Today, more women and minorities are serving in Congress than ever before, and in every facet of society women are role models and innovators, inspiring others to pursue their dreams without hesitation”:
Today we honor the birthday and celebrate the life of Rochester’s very own #SusanBAnthony, a tireless champion of women’s rights who made incredible strides in the fight for equality and paved the way for the many strong, courageous women leading our community and country today. pic.twitter.com/UXqbFtijGe
— Joe Morelle (@RepJoeMorelle) February 15, 2019
We must also never forget that Susan B. Anthony’s pursuit for equal rights demands respect for all human life, including innocent unborn babies. We must cherish innocent life, secure equal rights for all people, and relentlessly extend those protections to our most vulnerable:
— March for Life (@March_for_Life) February 15, 2019
“We celebrate the immeasurable achievements of women throughout our history and reaffirm our commitment to advancing equal opportunity for all Americans,” Trump added.