The birthplace of suffragist organizer Susan B. Anthony was sold at auction today, August 5, 2006, after unsuccessful efforts to find a buyer for the historic home in Adams, Massachusetts.
Carol Crossed, a member of the Board of Directors of Feminists for Life of New York, a Chapter of Feminists for Life of America, purchased the historic house.
While Feminists for Life of America will not own the house, the pro-life feminist organization will manage and care for the birthplace. FFL’s national office will remain in the Washington, D.C., area. A panel of experts will be assembled to determine the best use for the dwelling. Others who care about Susan B. Anthony will be provided a means to contribute ideas.
Feminists for Life continues the tradition of Susan B. Anthony and other early American suffragists who fought for women and children—born and unborn.
“Susan B. Anthony challenged us to address the root causes that drive women to abortion—the same problems that face women who parent today,” said FFL President Serrin M. Foster. FFL is dedicated to systematically eliminating the reasons that drive women to abortion—lack of practical resources and support—by challenging the status quo. “Women deserve better than abortion,” she added.