So, Trump doesn’t say a damn thing about the WORLDWIDE Women’s March that took place the day after his inauguration and this is what the March for Life gets. Full support and Pence even spoke at the march!
I’m terrified. This is so wrong. America is taking so many steps backwards and I’m absolutely terrified.
Before the bunting and barriers are even cleared away from Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump, hundreds of thousands are likely to attend the Women’s March on Washington the following day, 21 January.
“A march of this magnitude, across this diversity of issues has never happened before,” said Kaylin Whittingham, president of the association of black women attorneys. “We all have to stand together as a force no one can ignore.”
The Women’s March now has almost 200 progressive groups, large and small, signing on as supporting partners. The issues they represent are as varied as the environment, legal abortion, prisoners’ rights, voting rights, a free press, affordable healthcare, gun safety, racial and gender equality and a higher minimum wage. Men are invited.
More than 300 simultaneous local protests will also occur, across all 50 states, and support marches are planned in 30 other countries, organizer Linda Sarsour said.
“We have no choice. We need to stand up against an administration that threatens everything we believe in, in what we hope will become one of the largest grassroots, progressive movements ever seen,” said Sarsour.
As a pro-life Christian, I believe outlawing abortion is a BIG mistake.
Not because I don’t believe it’s wrong, but because I’m scared for the women out there who will turn to other ways to get abortions.
My grandmother got pregnant with my mother in the 60s, and considered getting an abortion at an illegal clinic. Now, an illegal clinic does not have to be up to code (because it’s illegal and they have no one supervising them). Thankfully she decided against it, because what if she got an infection or the procedure was done wrong and she died?
That’s what will happen if we outlaw abortion NOW. There will be no happy-white-Jesus-angels-singing victory! There will be women finding dangerous ways to get an abortion or even commit suicide themselves!
The only way to stop abortions is to stop the demand for it. How do we do that? Birth control, pre-natal care (which Planned Parenthood claims to provide but at most facilities it does not), care after birth, lower college tuition, lower housing costs, lower food costs, and most of all: get rid of the shame and fear of unexpected pregnancy!
Us Christians have shamed women and made them fearful to have children, and to bring them into this world. We have called them whores, disgusting, terrible women when really they are scared and need out help.
Let us as Christians start there: being gentle and compassionate to women who have unexpected pregnancy.
Just like we say “outlawing guns won’t stop criminals from getting to them”, it’s the same thing. Outlawing abortion will only lead to unsafe abortions.
Sorry this is long but I believe this is the biggest issue in America today: that we think nonbelievers are the problem when really, it starts with us. Pro-life is supporting life through every stage, not just at birth!
This. This is what it looks like when you care about the people around you. This is one of the things pro choice is, caring about hungry babies. This is what peacefully protesting with a purpose looks like. Not rallying up to go picket the local Planned Parenthood, which does more in 5 minutes to prevent abortions than a Duggar will do in their entire lifetime. End rant.
i don’t understand why some people are so ??? upset?? about equal rights???? does it PERSONALLY OFFEND you if people are trying to ask for more right??? is a woman asking for equal pay, a choice in their life, representation in politics REALLY attack you?? if you say “i’m tired of seeing these no one cares” that’s like seeing a post saying “be happy with yourself” and going “FUCK OFF IM TIRED OF POSITIVITY AND GOOD MORALS” and i don’t understand why people have the need to say “it’s because women belong at home taking care of children” and “women choose to have less rights” because WHO ARE YOU TO TELL ME WHAT I WANT why can’t men stay at home with children? i know plenty of men would love that but there’s no one telling them to “stay in the kitchen” and why would i choose to be oppressed and why don’t you believe me when i say i want to be free to do what i want? YOU want to own mORE GUNS and dePort innocent people BUT I CANT HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE MY BABY’S FUTURE????
If you were at the pro-life march, or support the pro-life movement, yet you don’t care for those fleeing war torn countries? Kids kicked out of their home for being LGBT+? Victims of inequality and hate crime? The poor? The sick? The hurting?
You are not pro-life if you stick up for the unborn and then leave them and their parents to fend for themselves afterwards.
You do not deserve to pat yourself on the back for abandoning those you said you wished to protect.
You do not get to talk to me about your morals on the pro-life issue when you don’t give a single shit about your fellow humans once they stand before you face to face.
If you think you should protect a Nazi from getting punched in the face before people getting run out of their homes and leaving everything behind to escape, just to be sent back, I do not want to hear talk about “not standing by violence”. Keeping quiet as people suffer puts some of the blame on your shoulders as well. I’m not talking about those who have to for their mental health, but those of you who simply don’t want to face the realization that they’re a part of the problem. If you stand idly by as these horrors occur then I never wish to hear you claim to be pro-life.
Students for Life of America, an anti-abortion activist organization, is planning on joining the Women’s March.
And they’re expecting confrontations with those who say “women’s rights are human rights” — which is actually the organizers’ main message — and that those rights include access to adequate health care and birth control. Read more