UPDATE:  On May 7th, H.R. 863 passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 383 to 33.

May 5, 2014

This week, the House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 863, which would set up a commission to study the creation of a National Women’s History Museum. Long sought by feminists, this project would enshrine their warped view of American history on the National Mall. Among the feminists the museum plans to laud are Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, free love advocate Victoria Woodhull, and contemporary pro-abortion activist Sandra Fluke. No one should be surprised by such a skewed viewpoint, as the museum’s board of directors consists largely of liberal and pro-abortion activists.

To present the feminist interpretation of history, supporters of the National Women’s History Museum seek one of the few remaining open areas on the National Mall and hope to affiliate with the Smithsonian Institution. Claims that the museum will not rely on taxpayer funding are absurd when 65% of the Smithsonian’s budget comes from the federal government. A location on prime real estate in the nation’s capital and access to government funds would go a long way toward making the feminist version of history, which portrays women as victims rescued by radicals such as Sanger, Woodhull, and Fluke, the “official” version of history.

Women’s history is American history, and there is already a National Museum of American History on the Mall. Furthermore, there are plenty of female American heroes who would be ignored by the National Women’s History Museum. Congress should not dignify the divisive, one-sided National Women’s History Museum with its support.

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Call or email your representative and tell him or her to vote NO on H.R. 863.

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Vote no on H.R. 863

We urge you to vote no on H.R. 863, which would create a commission to study a National Women’s History Museum.

The history of women in the United States should be included in the several national museums already present in Washington, D.C. We don’t need a museum that will promote feminist myths and offer a biased view of American history.

The National Women’s History Museum is not worthy of taxpayer support. Please vote no on H.R. 863.