Gay Pro-Life Advocates to Join March for Life Against Abortion

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 24, 2013   |   5:23PM   |   Washington, DC

Members of the gay Republican group GOProud plan to join the March for Life tomorrow saying they are also against abortion and the 40 years of Roe v. Wade that has led to nearly 56 million abortions.

While the pro-life movement needs every pro-life person possible to help end abortion, their participation will surely generate controversy. When now-deceased March for Life founder and president Nellie Gray ran the March, the pro-life group PLAGAL, the Pro-Life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians, was frequently asked to leave the March for Life after joining it with their banner.

Now, GOProud members plan to join it, according to a Facebook post, though they may get some pushback from pro-lifers because it appears the agenda is meant to promote tolerance of gays and lesbians rather than promoting tolerance of the pro-life view among gays and lesbians, many of whom are ardent abortion activists.

Do you think that all pro-life people are anti-gay? Neither do we! That’s not what the media and the Left want you to believe. Help GOProud show that just because someone is pro-life doesn’t mean that they are anti-gay.

We’ll be distributing “I’m Pro-Life & Pro-Gay” stickers to March for Life marchers before the march begins. We’ll meet at the Archives Metro at 10 am.

GOProud doesn’t have a position on abortion. We want you to join us regardless of your personal beliefs on that issue!



The group plans to distribute stickers saying, “Hello, I’m pro-life and pro-gay.”

While most pro-life people oppose same-sex marriage and sometimes lump the two separate political issues together, other pro-life advocates say gays and lesbians have a good reason to strongly oppose abortion is scientists could demonstrate that being gay or lesbian has a genetic component. That could lead to abortions based on the genetic predisposition to be gay in the same way abortions based on gender or disabilities like Down syndrome have become prevalent.

Moreover, some pro-life advocates say the pro-life movement should look at expanding beyond its evangelical Christian and Catholic base that is predominantly culturally conservative. The question is, will GOProud’s participation in the March for Life expand the pro-life ranks?