"We, the women of one country, will be too tender of those of another country to allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs."
And now daughters too, of course (and theirs). And of course all the civilians who are injured too. Not to mention killed. And that's just the beginning of an understanding of the harm done. Howe's view of war (just soldiers injuring other soldiers?) seems strangely quaint these days, but her vision of compassion and connection is timeless, and applies to all of it.