This is the week that will see the extraordinary March for Life in Washington DC. Half a million people will converge on the US capitol to show their solidarity for life in the womb.
This past weekend saw the March for Women in the very same city, a march that was headlined by people like Madonna and Ashley Judd, spouting vulgarities that should make women ashamed. The March for Women was supported and funded by people like George Soros, a man who is intent on breaking the fabric of the Judaeo-Christian society.
Women's groups who are pro-life were excluded from last Saturday's march.
Students for Life were also excluded from the march, but they managed to run ahead and get at the front of the march with this sign.
The facts are that the March for Women was touted as a march for women's equality, but the issues of abortion and lesbian rights took precedence. It was not a march to protest Donald Trump's mysogyny, but a march to ensure that Planned Parenthood does not get de-funded.
I think it is very telling that the leaders of such a march are women who are aging: Madonna, Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda. A couple of years ago, NARAL recognized the discrepancy between pro-choice and pro-life women in the age demographic:
What is most disturbing to me, however, is the animosity shown between the two sides. Anger spews forth from both sides, but it seems to be mostly coming from the left progressive side. While Trump may have spoken lewdly, it does not speak well of his opponents when they stoop to the obscene signs and language that was commonplace at Saturday's march. It is worth remembering that there were no protests against Bill Clinton, a convicted rapist and serial cheater, because Clinton protected the right to abortion. Trump is a threat against that sacred cow.
As a Christian, I must maintain a heart that is protected from such vitriol. The solution to our society's woes will not be found in politics, although Christians are called to be active agents to better society. But hoping that human beings in power will bring about justice and rights for all is delusional. A society is only as good as the individuals who comprise it.