Yesterday, thousands of women gathered in Austin, Texas to peacefully march upon the Capitol building to demand rights for those who have been severely lacking them for years. A cool wind blew over the crowd as they prepared to march, a soft hum came up from the marchers as they gathered in groups and sang songs of hope and unity. People of all different groups, men and women, religious and nonreligious, and people of all different colors, had gathered here today united behind one purpose. And the message behind every sign, chant, and song was love.
But this was not a march for what some label the “reproductive rights of women,” and it actually stood in severe contrast to the so-called “Women’s Marches.” This was a march demanding the government recognize the civil rights of an often forgotten minority: the unborn children of America.
Throughout recent weeks, the country has seen a surge of protests and marches claiming to advance the interests of the women of the country. These protesters come outfitted in hats and costumes fashioned to look like vaginas, holding signs with grotesque images, phrases like “this p***y bites back”, and often outright curse words.
Not only are the words and visuals crude and unsightly, but the entire sentiment behind the march was not one of hope. When asked what they were marching for, protesters could rarely answer with anything other than “Solidarity” or “Women’s rights,” and when asked what the latter meant, they couldn’t even define it. It seems as if the only unity within these marches was brought on by a common hatred of those they disagree with.
At these “Women’s Marches,” female reporters have been assaulted for asking unpopular questions, a woman set another young lady’s hair on fire just for a political disagreement, and Shia Lebeouf assaulted a man at a protest calling for unity while he and others eerily mumbled “He will not divide us” as if they were invoking some social justice deity.
That makes for an interesting juxtaposition when you compare the behavior of the marchers at recent Pro-Life rallies. A great number of signs and chants were based around love for the struggling mothers as well as the unborn children.
They not only protested an issue but offered a solution in the form of hotlines and crisis center contact info plastered throughout the entire event. Even as the event dispersed a lone pro-abortion sympathizer stood holding a sign and a clenched fist, and the resounding verdict from the marchers was “we love you anyways”.
Unfortunately, as a man politely tried to discuss with the single protester the contrast was seen again between these two groups as the young lady advocating abortion and promiscuity (according to her sign) threatened the man, saying “I think you just touched me, did you seriously just touch me?”
Though we were not recording at the time, the young lady saw our camera and left. She refused to give a statement on what she was protesting or the aforementioned interaction.
And finally, at the end of the rally the attendees left the area in the exact same state they found it. There were no signs on the ground, no trash littered or trash cans turned over, but rather the area remained in immaculate shape throughout. This may be surprising, however, if you were to hold all events to the standard set by the “Women’s march”, which left their respective areas in decidedly less than desirable conditions.
So, overall the message behind Saturday’s pro-life event seems to be “We love you, we’re here to help, you have options, and the ‘Women’s march’ does not represent us”.
You can save a life today. If you, or anyone you know, is in a pregnancy crisis situation please seek help. Here is a national list of crisis pregnancy centers.