Women's March on Washington Bans Pro-Life Groups
“Across the country, women who oppose abortion ... are demanding to be officially included in Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington. But those requests have been spurned ... If you want to come to the march you are coming with the understanding that you respect a woman’s right to choose,” Linda Sarsour, a Brooklyn-born Palestinian-American Muslim racial justice and civil-rights activist, and one of four co-chairwomen of the march, said in an interview on Tuesday.
" Many anti-abortion women are simply staying home. But one group, Students for Life of America, which organizes college students to oppose abortion, does plan to march, banners and all. Kristan Hawkins, its president, a 31-year-old mother of four, said she, too, made a request for partnership status, which she said was ignored. She said her marchers will wear Go-Pro cameras: “When they start spitting and screaming at us it will be helpful ...
"Gloria Steinem, an honorary co-chairwoman of the march, wrote in an email message. She said if women “want to make decisions over their own bodies themselves, and want other women to have the same power, then they should feel very welcome at the march.” Yet many women do not. Among them is Charmaine Yoest, a vocal opponent of abortion who is a senior fellow at American Values, a conservative organization here. “This is what we conservative women live with all the time, this idea that we somehow aren’t really women and we just reflect internalized misogyny,” she said. Of the march, she added: “I don’t think they represent women. I think they are a wholly owned subsidiary of the abortion movement.” - New York Times - January 18.https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/18/us/womens-march-abortion.html?_r=1