Cecile Richards and Abortion Activists Dominate List of Speakers at 2018 Women’s March

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jan 15, 2018   |   7:16PM   |   Washington, DC

The Women’s March is back and its pro-abortion agenda is crystal clear.

In their second year, the marches are scheduled for Jan. 20 and 21 in cities across the United States. Slated to speak are some of the top abortion activists in the nation. Many of them have direct ties to the top abortion business in the nation, Planned Parenthood.

In its inception last year, the Women’s March initially advertised itself as an inclusive event for women to support the issues most important to them. However, its radical pro-abortion agenda became clear when the organizers kicked out several pro-life groups that they initially approved as partners.

This year, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards is scheduled to speak at the Las Vegas march, Romper reports. Under Richards’ leadership, Planned Parenthood lost approximately half a million patients while reaping in record profits, aborting about 320,000 unborn babies a year and increasing its political advocacy.

One of the speakers slated for Chicago is Tom Steyer, the single largest donor to the Democratic Party in recent years. Amid Democrats’ debate about whether their party has become too extreme on abortion, Steyer announced that he will give money only to pro-abortion candidates.

Almost every speaker at the Los Angeles event appears to have ties to Planned Parenthood or NOW, another powerful pro-abortion group. Headlining the event are actresses Scarlett Johansson and Olivia Wilde. Both are well-known for their abortion advocacy.

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They will share the stage with Sue Dunlap, a top Planned Parenthood executive in California, and numerous other abortion activists, including:

  • West Hollywood Councilwoman Lindsey Horvath, who fought for a new Planned Parenthood facility in the city and an ordinance forcing every pharmacy to provide women and girls with emergency contraception
  • Laura Jimenez, who works across the country on issues of “reproductive justice” (abortion on demand)
  • Abbe Land, who serves on the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Board
  • California state Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, who won “Legislator of the Year” from the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project
  • Jerilyn Stapleton, who is heavily involved in California chapters of the pro-abortion group NOW

Romper reports speakers have not been announced yet for the marches in New York City and Washington, D.C., the site of the largest march last year.

Controversies surrounding the march have been numerous. Late last year, one of the Women’s March organizers, Linda Sarsour, was accused of covering up sexual abuse, something the abortion chain Planned Parenthood also has been caught doing.

The Women’s March officially supports abortion on demand, as well as other issues. It initially touted itself as inclusive and inter-sectional, but it took a decidedly pro-abortion turn after abortion activists learned that the march had welcomed three pro-life groups as partners.

After abortion activists made a huge fuss on social media, the march organizers quickly kicked out the pro-life groups from its partner list in 2017. Some pro-life groups attended anyway.