Planned Parenthood’s sponsorship did little to help the rapidly dwindling Women’s March in 2020.
Though the first march brought hundreds of thousands of people to Washington, D.C. in 2017, it has had little lasting effect. Its pro-abortion core turned people away in 2017, and its numbers have been shrinking rapidly since then.
Last week, just a few thousand people marched in Washington, D.C. for the annual pro-abortion Women’s March, according to USA Today. NPR described the crowd as a small “fraction of the original turnout.”
And though Planned Parenthood, its “most powerful and recognizable sponsor” in 2020, claims to have a lot of support from Americans, its backing seems to have done little, according to National Review.
Of course, the Women’s March is ostensibly about lots of things, even if they don’t make much sense to a viewer unschooled in the intricate belief system that is intersectionality. The group’s “unity principles” are a true hodgepodge, an unrealistic wish list cobbled together in an attempt to unite unrelated factions of the social-justice Left. It isn’t a movement for women; it’s simply one more vehicle for progressive identity politics posing as a coherent agenda.
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But if there’s one issue on which these women agree — in addition to their collective resentment and hatred of the man in the Oval Office — it is what they refer to as “reproductive rights.”
Abortion on demand is and has been the main focus of the Women’s March since the beginning. Though organizers initially appeared to welcome all women, it quickly became clear that that was not the case when, in 2017, they kicked out several pro-life feminists groups who had applied to sponsor the event.
Every year, its key sponsors have been pro-abortion groups that promote a radical pro-abortion agenda. Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups support abortions for any reason up to birth and want taxpayers to fund them. They oppose conscience protections for medical professionals, parental consent, informed consent, health regulations for abortion clinics, bans on discriminatory sex-selection abortions and more.
But that’s not what most women want. Polls consistently show that most Americans want at least some protections for unborn babies, and they do not want their tax dollars to pay for abortions. Most Americans support conscience protections for pro-life medical workers, and they want to be involved if an underage daughter decides to have an abortion.
The Women’s March and its pro-abortion backers do not speak for all women — or even most of them. Perhaps that is why it is rapidly losing support.
Meanwhile, the March for Life remains strong after four decades, continuing to draw hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers each year to D.C. to support the right to life for babies in the womb.