A movement that claims to stand for women now is blaming white women for not following in lockstep with its agenda.
Pro-life advocates suspected from the start that the Women’s March was not really about women’s rights but a radical left-wing, pro-abortion agenda. It became clear when the march kicked out several feminists groups after learning that they are pro-life.
Now, the pro-abortion march is going after white women as a whole because they do not consistently vote pro-abortion.
On Wednesday, the Women’s March blamed white women voters for not giving Democrats a big win in the midterm election. While pro-abortion Democrats did regain the U.S. House, pro-life Republicans gained control of the U.S. Senate. So, the “blue wave” that abortion activists had hoped for fell flat.
There needs to be accountability and an honest reckoning. There’s a lot of work to do, white women. A lot of learning. A lot of growing.
We want to do it with you.
Stay tuned. https://t.co/nN0cFqqmy5
— Women’s March (@womensmarch) November 7, 2018
White women gonna white.
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) November 7, 2018
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Other abortion activists joined in on the attack. Interestingly, many of them are white women. They include former Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards and pro-abortion feminist writer Jill Filipovic.
As a white woman, I’m reflecting on the role we played. In a lot of places, white women failed to support progressive candidates. We have important work to do to be in solidarity with women of color & help others see that racism, sexism, & bigotry are intertwined & hurt us all.
— Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) November 7, 2018
One question is what to do about this. i’m seeing a lot of calls for white women to come get other white women, and I agree. But I think what that analysis misses is just how divided white women are, especially by education & location (rural vs. urban especially).
— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) November 7, 2018
These demands by so-called women’s rights activists to think like they do prompted National Review writer Alexandra DeSanctis and countless other women to respond.
“Left-wing commentators appear to believe that white women are required by their chromosomes to form a monolithic progressive voting bloc,” DeSanctis responded. “Their insistence on ideological conformity undermines feminism.”
And, in her refreshingly strong, blunt way of getting to the root of the matter, African pro-life leader Obianuju Ekeocha added: “They shame white women for their politics and dare to tell them how to vote. Women’s March is a rabidly racist and oppressive organization. I thought those were abolished by the end of segregation. I guess I was wrong.”
Responses from other pro-life women grew quickly on social media. Among them was actress Patricia Heaton, one of the few pro-life voices in Hollywood.
I know this is hard for you to grasp, but women of all kinds who are pro-science and anti-violence don’t believe that ending the life of your developing son or daughter in your womb is liberating or progressive. It’s tyrannical and barbaric. https://t.co/mJt69Gp5g7
— Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) November 8, 2018
Others joined her in defending their pro-life position, including women who have had abortions and others who are alive today because their mothers chose adoption.
— Roxane B. Salonen (@Peacegardenmama) November 8, 2018
Well said! I’m adopted. I don’t know who my birth mother is, but she was wise, selfless, and loving. Aborting me would have been the opposite of all those things.
— Jana_Lightfoot (@jana_lightfoot) November 8, 2018
My mother was adopted and I give thanks to that woman who chose life for her daughter!
— Tandy Seitz (@tandy_seitz) November 8, 2018
@PatriciaHeaton Thank you for speaking out for us! Medical laboratory scientist with a biology degree holder right here, who believes that preborn babies are people too!
— leighannt (@leighannt) November 8, 2018