Pro-Lifers Not Welcome at Washington Women’s March
Much has been written about the so-called “Women’s March” taking place in Washington D.C. the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration. But although this event is being promoted as a cross-partisan rally for American women from all walks of life, a closer examination reveals it as the leftist march that it really is.
At the outset of organization, conservatives were welcomed into the Women’s March fold. As The Atlantic reported, organizers were happy to accept the sponsorship of a pro-life group called New Wave Feminists:
A pro-life group based in Texas, New Wave Feminists, was granted partnership status on Friday. “Intersectional feminism is the future of feminism and of this movement,” said Bob Bland, one of the event’s co-chairs. “We must not just talk about feminism as one issue, like access to reproductive care.”
But shortly after The Atlantic’s original story was published, far-left feminist organizers took exception to allowing pro-life groups to sponsor the event. Activist Jessica Valenti unleashed a series of social media posts denouncing NWF’s participation:
“Horrified that the @womensmarch has partnered w/an anti-choice org,” Valenti wrote. “Plse reconsider – inclusivity is not about bolstering those who harm us. We need to stop the myth that feminism is simply ‘anything a woman does.’ Feminism is a movement for justice – abortion access is central.”
On Monday, the Women’s March organizers buckled to the pressure and issued a statement distancing themselves from pro-life attendees.
“The Women’s March’s platform is pro-choice and that has been our stance from day one,” the organizers said. “The anti-choice organization in question is not a partner of the Women’s March on Washington. We apologize for this error.”
Feminist organizations have hijacked what it means to be a politically-active woman in this country, and this should become a strong focus for conservatives in the coming years. It’s not enough to sit there and defend against the constant “war on women” attacks from the Democrats. We need to start being proactive about the women’s movement. We need to push conservative females to the forefront and start redefining what it means to be a “feminist.”
You’d never know it by watching the mainstream media, but there are millions of American women who want nothing to do with the blood-drenched abortion movement that is “central” to the left’s “movement for justice.” It’s time for those women to have their voices heard in Washington and beyond.
Trump’s election was a victory for the silent majority…now is the time for the majority to be heard.