WHOLE LIFE WOMEN MARCHED!
PRO-LIFE WOMEN MADE THEIR VOICES HEARD AT THE WOMEN'S MARCH: "Feminism is about equality, not abortion!"
I was proud to join with other members of Democrats For Life of America at the Women's March in D.C. this past weekend. We worked hard for our cause prior to the election and did not see the point in marching until we heard that the organizer
s had banned pro-life women's groups from co-sponsoring the event. We joined up with New Wave Feminists and held our posters high!
While it was a lost opportunity to unite women under the pro-feminist banner to call for political, social, and enonomic equality, it was very important for us to represent the Whole Life view.
The organizers of the Women's March in D.C. were, no doubt, dismayed to see celebrities and reputable news organizations such as CNN and MSNBC question their choice to exclude the pro-life women. Celebrity chef Padma Lakshmi told Jake Tapper, "Feminism is not about abortion. Feminism is about equal rights....All feminism means is everyone is the same." Padma Lakshmi on why she joined D.
C. protesters, CNN Online, 1/21/17.
Other marchers asked for our signs and thanked us for being there!
We had some extremely encouraging and wonderful discussions about what unites us as women. All women agreed with us when we spoke of our advocacy to end pregnancy as a pre-existing condition, and for health care. Women on both sides of the abortion debate agreed when we spoke of the importance of paid maternity leave and allowing children to stay on their parents' plans until they are 26. They also agreed with us when we said that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) saves lives. There were also women who supported and
agreed with our message that we should protect ALL life from conception to natural death.
It was especially joyful to see the large number of youth who showed up to march as pro-lifers! Please go to our facebook page to see the many inspirational signs they held.
Women have had so much success, but we will only truly win when we can support and unite ALL women's voices under the banner and advocacy for political, social, and economic equality. We don't have to agree on how to get there; we just need to support one another to achieve those goals.
your your help and support, and we look forward to continuing the fight and share our message that we are "Pro-life for the Whole Life" at the March For Life on January 27th. Please scroll down for DFLA's events during the March For Life in Washington, D.C.!