The pro-abortion Women’s March on Washington deleted another pro-life group from its partner list this week, contradicting its self-described mission of inclusiveness.
The Blaze reports this time, the march organizers kicked out Abby Johnson’s organization And Then There Were None, an outreach to abortion clinic workers who want to leave the industry.
“They’ve always said everybody’s invited, this is an inclusive march, but now, what they’re doing to pro-life groups by kicking us out is basically saying it’s not inclusive, its exclusive just to pro-choice organizations,” Johnson said.
At the same time, the march elevated Johnson’s former employer, the abortion business Planned Parenthood, to a “premier partner.”
GREAT. Juuuuuussst great.
Planned Parenthood is now a *premier partner* for the Women’s March. pic.twitter.com/ACpd2yHTun
— Katie Yoder (@k_yoder) January 18, 2017
Here’s more from The Blaze:
Johnson said she applied for a partnership for her organization because some of its members intend to participate.
She told TheBlaze that she received a call Tuesday from someone who told her they were with the Women’s March who said that her organization’s application was rejected because partnering groups must support “reproductive rights.”
Following the call, however, Johnson said that she discovered that her organization had been listed as a partner on the event’s website.
Johnson said she still plans to attend the march to reach out to women and be a voice for females in the womb.
“I have always looked at feminism as the founders of feminism looked at it,” she told the news outlet. “That women are strong, that we are capable of overcoming hardships that are uniquely feminine, and I think that their brand of feminism is telling women that they’re weak, that they can’t handle hardships that come their way, that they need an easy way out.”
The march began making national news this week after it first welcomed and then kicked out another pro-life women’s group, New Wave Feminists. Not long after abortion activists learned about the partnership, they began demanding that the march dis-invite the pro-life group. March organizers soon caved to abortion activists’ demands.
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.”)
After throwing out New Wave Feminists, the march also tossed off a pregnancy resource center from its partner list. Stanton Healthcare, initially accepted as a partner for the march, provides quality, life-affirming healthcare free of charge to low-income women, women with unexpected pregnancies and the refugee communities.
With other womens’ groups that embrace a pro-life message being removed from the WMW, it is now clear that this is not a “Women’s” March at all but an anti-Donald Trump and pro-abortion event, Stanton Healthcare spokeswoman Brandi Swindell told LifeNews.
She said: “As a single woman who started a women’s healthcare clinic and a pro-life feminist, I think it is important that there is inclusion, diversity and a broad spectrum of opinions at the ‘Women’s March on Washington.’ That is why we thought it was so important to mobilize women who embrace ending the violence of abortion and standing for human rights and justice for all.”
Some of the most wealthy and influential pro-abortion groups in the U.S. are backing the march, including Planned Parenthood and NARAL.