The Women’s March on Washington officially is now pro-abortion, excluding millions of women who support rights for all human beings, including the unborn.
And among its ranks will be some of America’s top celebrities, many of whom have been vocal abortion supporters in the past.
Grazia Daily reports Beyonce, Katy Perry, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Schumer and America Ferrera are among the celebrities who plan to attend the march on Saturday, one day after the presidential inauguration.
Here’s more from the report:
A proud supporter of Hillary Clinton during the presidential election, Beyoncé posted a message of support for the marchers on her Facebook page, underneath a red, white and blue poster for the Washington leg of the event.
‘Together with Chime for Change, we raise our voices as mothers, as artists and as activists,’ she wrote. ‘As #GlobalCitizens, we can make our voices heard and turn awareness into meaningful action and positive change.’
Some of the most wealthy and influential pro-abortion groups in the U.S. are backing the march, including Planned Parenthood and NARAL. Celebrities like Johansson, Schumer and Perry have been vocal advocates of the abortion business in the past, so their participation in the pro-abortion march comes as little surprise.
Until about a week ago, the march claimed to welcome “people of all genders, ages, races, cultures, political affiliations and backgrounds … to affirm our shared humanity and pronounce our bold message of resistance and self-determination.” Many of the marchers plan to stand for women’s rights and in opposition to some of the sexist remarks made by Donald Trump in the past.
However, it became clear this week that the march has a decidedly pro-abortion agenda. Contrary to its stated mission of inclusivity, the march kicked out three pro-life women’s groups, New Wave Feminists, And Then There Were None and Stanton Healthcare, from its partner list after abortion activists complained.
The Atlantic reported more about the situation:
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.” (On Monday afternoon, after the publication of this article, the Women’s March organizers removed the New Wave Feminists from their website and list of partners. “The Women’s March’s platform is pro-choice and that has been our stance from day one,” the organizers said in a statement. “The anti-choice organization in question is not a partner of the Women’s March on Washington. We apologize for this error.”)
Historic researchers say Susan B. Anthony and the first wave feminists likely would have agreed with some of the other platforms of the upcoming march, but not its pro-abortion stance.
Earlier this week, Carol Crossed and Eric Anthony, leaders at the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum, wrote about the march:
The unifying theme of Susan Brownell Anthony’s life was to speak up for those without a voice. Anthony fought for temperance, the abolition of slavery and especially the enfranchisement of women. She also spoke up for the voiceless child in utero, opposing Restellism, the term that Anthony’s newspaper and others at that time used for abortion. It’s easy to chalk up Anthony’s (and other early feminists’) opposition to abortion as a relic of their day and age. But these women were progressive and independent; they did not oppose abortion because they were conditioned to, but because they believed every human life has inherent and equal value, no matter their age, skin color or sex.
Though disinvited, several pro-life groups say they plan to attend the march anyway to be voices for the rights of all women, including those in the womb.