Even as Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser warned district residents to stay put throughout the upcoming winter storm, a sizable group of pro-life activists arrived in the nation’s capital to ensure the 43rd annual March for Life took place regardless of the elements. Honoring the roughly 56 million lives cut short through legal access to abortion, organizers and participants embraced a message that the pro-life position is ultimately pro-woman.
Democrats, notably presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, have staked much of their political reputation on the idea that supporting the right of women to kill their offspring is the best way to earn loyalty from female voters. That is not the case, however, according to the advocates behind this year’s march.
Blizzard in DC doesn’t cancel the March For Life. God bless those committed pro life activists who are there.
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) January 22, 2016
“It has been said — politically and culturally — that for one to be pro-woman one must be pro-choice,” the movement’s official website states. “But nothing could be further from the truth. Sadly, there are so many confusing messages regarding women and the issue of abortion, compounded by the false ‘war on women’ rhetoric.”
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Explaining why those concerned about women’s issues should join the effort to protect unborn life, the mission statement asserted that “life is the empowering choice for women.”
Citing the effectiveness of pro-life protests and other efforts to effect cultural change, the Daily Signal’s Sarah Torre argued that the results are “reflected in the over 200 pro-life laws enacted by policymakers in the last four years alone.”