By now you’ve probably heard about the “Women’s March” that took place the day after Donald Trump was sworn in as president. The stated goal of this march was to send a message to the new administration that “Women’s rights are human rights.” This doesn’t sound so bad, does it? Well, let’s look at the fine print. According to the Women’s March website, part of their mission is to “stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.” They go on to explain further in one of their Unity Principles: “We do not accept any federal, state or local rollbacks, cuts or restrictions on our ability to access quality reproductive healthcare services.” To this end, both Planned Parenthood and NARAL are partnering with the Women’s March to push their pro-abortion agenda. In other words, the Women’s March was nothing more than a pro-abortion rally disguised as a pro-women’s march. But if we’ve learned anything since Roe v. Wade, it’s that abortion is not pro-women. Consider the following:
- An estimated 65% of women seeking an abortion feel coerced by their partner, husband or family. Is that really reproductive choice?1
- 40% to 60% of women who’ve undergone an abortion later report suffering from some combination of depression, drug abuse, grief, and guilt. Where is the empowerment in that?2
- More than half a million baby girls are aborted each year in America. Do they not deserve a voice?
- The Federalist, “How Many Women Are Pressured Into Abortions?” (September 18, 2015), http://thefederalist.com/2015/09/18/how-many-women-are-pressured-into-abortions/.
- Students for Life of America, “After Abortion Grief,” http://studentsforlife.org/prolifefacts/postabortion/.
- The Federalist, “Poll: 80 Percent Of Women Support Late-Term Abortion Bans,” (January 19, 2016), http://thefederalist.com/2016/01/19/poll-80-percent-of-women-support-late-term-abortion-bans/.