The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted American women the right to vote, a right known as women’s suffrage, and was ratified on August 18, 1920, ending almost a century of protest. A
The Democratic Party continues to claim it was the party that championed the 19th Amendment, but this is untrue.
The reality is that most Democrats were against the 19th Amendment, including President Woodrow Wilson — who was so reviled by the suffragists that they routinely referred to him as “Kaiser Wilson.” What really delayed Congress from passing the amendment was a forty-year legislative war in which the Democrats did their level best to keep women out of the voting booth. That war began in 1878, when a California Republican named A.A. Sargent introduced the 19th Amendment only to see it voted down by a Democrat-controlled Congress. It finally ended four decades later, when the GOP won landslide victories in the House and the Senate, giving them what we now call a “super-majority.” B
In May of 1919, Republican James R. Mann reintroduced the 19th Amendment in the House and it finally passed. The Republicans voted in favor of the amendment 200-14. These 200 GOP votes constituted a majority, so some Democrats reluctantly faced reality. Nonetheless, 40 percent of the much-diminished Democratic caucus still voted, “Nay.” B
On average, 50.5% of the U.S. population is female. Therefore, as of this morning, April 1, 2021, more than 31 million women have been robbed of their natural right to life. Abortion on demand is a plank of the Democratic Party. Reference the 2020 Democratic Party platform downloadable in PDF format, page 32, third paragraph. C
More than 31 million women were not afforded their ‘right to choose’. But, this is how the Democrats define ‘equality’.
“Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.” George Washington