These pro-life women were told they couldn’t march. This is how they responded.
Even though I don’t consider myself to be a feminist I was both shocked and delighted when I found out that the Pro-Life Feminist Group, New Wave Feminists, was added to the list of Sponsors for the Women’s March on Washington.
Of course I knew it was going to be pretty controversial since most feminists consider abortion sacred.
It wasn’t long before The Atlantic picked up the story.
The backlash was quick…
And within a few hours, they were pulled as a sponsor..
But these pro-life feminists were not to be deterred! They went anyways!
Surely it had to be awkward at times.
Apparently the experience wasn’t good for some
“One of our girls was spit at, someone tore my sign in multiple pieces, we had people just yell at us but the main response was people just said ‘my body my choice’ when they walked past us,” said Reagan Barklage, the Western regional director for the group.
But the pro-life message did get out. And some found support in unlikely places.
Even though I am not personally a feminist, I have much respect for what they did. It took a lot of bravery.