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Next up in the progressive meltdown of 2016-2017, we find ourselves audience to the Women’s March on Washington, D.C. In keeping with the left’s recent turn toward attempting to unify a variety of radical movements, this march has partnered with the likes of CAIR, Occupy Wall Street, Communist Party USA, Free the Nipple, and the Pussy Hat Project. The Women’s March on Washington’s list of partners reads like a list of rejected Dick Tracy villains.
But what would a “woman’s march” be if its primary sponsor wasn’t Planned Parenthood? Yes, this collection of leftist movements finds itself unified under the one cause that unifies radicals like no other: baby murder. Rather uncomfortably, there are at least four partners of the march who are decidedly against the concept of “abortion on demand and without apology.” And in a deliciously ironic twist, chief among its anti-choice partners is an organization which is fundamentally anti-feminist: The Council on American-Islamic Relations (one of four Islamic-centered partners of the march).
From CAIR’s website:
Nevertheless, the march must go on! On Saturday, January 21, women will arrive on buses from New York City, Philadelphia, Orlando, and from other parts yet undetermined. And they will march and they will shout because they are angry, about what exactly remains to be seen. Some will be angry because Hillary Clinton lost, some will be angry that access to free birth control may be threatened. No doubt some will be quite peeved that they will no longer be able to share a locker room with a man in a wig. Cue hysteria.
But make no mistake, this march is about their precious Planned Parenthood being ripped from the government teat. It is not being shut down, mind you. It will simply lose taxpayer support, which in the mind of a liberal is the same thing. The same Planned Parenthood that spends $38 million per year on political advocacy (roughly $25 million of that in the form of political donations to Democrats). This march is a pure marketing event organized, planned and paid for by Planned Parenthood as it attempts to hold on to the $375 million per year it receives from Medicaid.
What a strange thing to be so angry about, this abortion business. Progressive women view their rights to murder unborn children as something resembling inalienable. And not just their right to do it, but to demand that people who do not support infanticide pay for it. This march may well find a Latina woman who despises abortion but demands a $15/hour minimum wage marching alongside a middle-class white woman who thinks such a high minimum wage to be folly, but that a threat to abortion is a threat to her very reproductive rights.
Marxism creates strange bedfellows.
It is certainly not my place to denounce free and peaceful protest. It is a fundamental part of being an American, even if your pleadings are decidedly un-American. It is my place to note, however, that millions upon millions of American women who hate abortion, who voted for a Republican on their ballot, who are working too hard to attend a rally across the country will be watching and shaking their heads. And they vote.
Long live The Republic.