Is it compassion, character, courage? Is it loyalty, trust, or honesty?
Is it choice?
The New Wave Feminists and other pro-life feminists marched in the Women's March anyway, and received treatment such as spitting, cursing, and physical violence. This is a definite step back in promoting women's rights in America. By defining who can and who cannot be a 'woman' in society is sickening. Pro-life women have every right to express their opinion and march for their rights alongside those who are pro-choice. Society tells us that women are pro-choice without argument, when in reality a large portion of American women advocate for both their own rights and the rights of the unborn. To many women, including myself, being pro-life is all part of being a feminist. It really makes me sad that our shared womanhood has been split between those who choose abortion and those who reject it. This segregation is setting us back years and delaying progress that could have been made. It is flat-out wrong to discriminate against a woman because of her stance on abortion. I truly do stand behind what the Woman's March has historically been - a time for women to make their voices heard. However, this year I was really turned off by this exclusionary act which told the world that pro-life women should be silenced.
As a society it is important to recognize this discrimination, because pro-life women deserve a voice too. There are so many women facing this issue in America, a country that is supposed to promote freedom of speech and equal rights for everybody, not just pro-choice women. To all pro-life women - you are women too. Make your voice, and the voices of the unborn, heard.