The entire luncheon was hosted by the Susan B. Anthony house. It was to celebrate, what would have been, her 100th birthday. There were about 1000 people there. It was held in Rochester, NY, where Susan B. resided for most of her years.
It was the tone which was hostile. We were sitting at the Feminists for Life table and we open the program and there was a lovely ad for Planned Parenthood. Not that that was a huge surprise.
Then a woman (authentically) dressed as Susan B. came to our table. We asked her if we could get a picture. She looked at the name on the table and said VERY coldly “You’re a political group” and then walked away. It was not just my feeling, the entire table was speechless! We understand why she may not have been able to take the picture but if you were there to see how she treated us, it was disgusting!
Then the speakers got very "political’ in their speeches. Not that Susan B. wasn’t political but it was inappropriate.