Today is International Women’s Day, where the same women who organized the Women’s March have planned yet another event: A Day Without a Woman. According to their website, the goal is to “highlight the economic power and significance that women have in the US and global economies, while calling attention to the economic injustices women and gender nonconforming people continue to face.
I can get on board with more than a couple of their “Unifying Principles,” but I’m more than a little offended at the assumption that all women should believe everything this group puts forward…especially without even asking me first!
The most hypocritical statements come from their outline of three questions to ask of any organization or business before deciding to invest in it:
- Do businesses support our communities, or do they drain our communities?
- Do they strive for gender equity or do they support the policies and leaders that perpetuate oppression?
- Do they align with a sustainable environment or do they profit off destruction and steal the futures of our children?
For pro-life women, these three questions will make you weep with pity, and then laugh with amusement, and then rinse, repeat, as you realize this is not a joke. They don’t see the irony.
By which I mean, try applying these three questions to the Women’s March exclusive premier sponsor: Planned Parenthood.
- Does Planned Parenthood support our communities, or do they drain our communities?
Planned Parenthood literally drains communities of people, especially poor people, by means of contraception and abortion.
- Does Planned Parenthood strive for gender equity or does it support the policies and leaders that perpetuate oppression?
Abortion – ending human life — is the ultimate form of oppression, which would make PP the leader in the oppression movement. Does PP strive for gender equity when it will accept money for an abortion due to the baby being the wrong gender? What about when its leaders lobby for abortion and widely available contraception in other countries that are firm in their pro-life beliefs?
- Does Planned Parenthood align with a sustainable environment or do they profit off destruction and steal the futures of our children?
I wonder if the woman who wrote this final question really understood what she was asking. Had she thought about this for more than a few minutes, she could clearly see that, with Planned Parenthood at the helm, there is no future for our children. In their view, there is no such thing as a child with rights. In fact by means of the destruction of children, Planned Parenthood profits.