Trump campaign manager and advisor Kellyanne Conway told CPAC on Thursday that she does not identify as a classic feminist because of the movement’s pro-abortion, anti-male tendencies.
The Washington Post reports Conway appeared in an interview Thursday with Mercedes Schlapp during the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland. Schlapp asked Conway about the Women’s March on Washington, which took a decidedly pro-abortion stance, and conservative feminism.
“… it’s difficult for me to call myself a feminist in the classic sense because it seems to be very anti-male, and it certainly is very pro-abortion in this context. And I’m neither anti-male and pro-abortion,” Conway said. “There’s an individual feminism, if you will, that you make your own choices.
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“Mercedes, I look at myself as a product of my choices, not a victim of my circumstances. And that’s really, to me, what conservative feminism, if you will, is all about,” she said, according to Talking Points Memo.
Conway has received a lot of attention ever since she became the first woman to run a successful presidential campaign for President Donald Trump. She told CPAC that she would encourage young women to “go for it” if they aspire to be the first female president.
The senior Trump advisor is pro-life. She spoke at the March for Life on Jan. 27 in Washington, D.C., along with Vice President Mike Pence.
“It is no coincidence that the first right cited in the Declaration of Independence is the right to Life. We are here to protect and promote the most precious gift in the world – the gift of life,” Conway told the pro-life crowd.
Pro-life leaders have praised Conway for her dedicated pro-life stance, saying she will be a valuable advisor on pro-life issues to the Trump administration.