It's Not a Pro-Woman March. It's a Pro-Abortion March.

Potentially thousands of Connecticut Women will be attending the controversial Women’s March in D.C. The Harford Courant reports plans for about 80 buses to leave from CT early on Jan 21st and head to our nation’s capitol. The Women’s March is expected to draw 200,000 or women coming for a variety of reasons. The march is clearly an inauguration protest by women who are angry and offended by President-Elect Trump’s comments towards their gender, minority populations and immigrants in our country. Susan Campbell, a professor at the University of New Haven wrote an article for the Hartford Courant declaring the reasons she is marching. One of Susan’s reasons for traveling to D.C wearing a hand knit “pussy hat” is because she believes Trump ran a campaign based on bigotry and hatred. Susan also stated, “We march because some of us are old enough to remember the bad old days, before Roe v. Wade..”

It’s clear that one of the main rallying calls of this event is to protest on behalf of abortion rights. The Women’s March originally didn’t exclude pro-life groups from partnering with them. However that quickly changed after a pro-life group called New Wave Feminists applied, received a partner status and shared about it on social media. The Women’s March leadership dropped NWF and made it clear they will only allow pro-choice partners. As the Courant shares, Planned Parenthood and NARAL are major partners in the event. Before the Women’s march on the 21st takes place, NARAL Pro-Choice CT is holding their own rally in the CT Legislative building on Jan 18th with a march down the streets of Hartford to the Capitol. NARAL Pro-Choice CT is also moving their office location adjacent to the Hartford Gynecological abortion center. This move was a direct response to a pro-life pregnancy center St.Gerards, occupying a new space near the clinic.

After President-Elect Trump’s win it seems the pro-abortion rights groups are playing defense. As Fox News 61 reports Planned Parenthood of Southern New England is fearful of losing funding if “Republicans get their way”. Judy Tabar, the President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Southern New England told Fox News they provided needed healthcare for women and “they’re not all about abortions.” Tabar’s statement is one that many disagree with. Students for Life of America recently created two websites sharing vital information about the nations largest abortion provider. One site states that last year alone Planned Parenthood received $530,000,000 from our taxpayer funds. According to the research Planned Parenthood has received an increase in govt. funds and revenue but they are serving less people. Look at these statistics:

  • Between 2006 and 2015, the number of clients served by Planned Parenthood have dropped 19% while their revenue has risen 30%.
  • The amount of taxpayer funding that makes up their total revenue has also increased by 10%, from 33% in 2006 to 43% in 2015.
  • Cancer screenings and prevention services have been cut in half at Planned Parenthood and abortions have skyrocketed from 289,750 in 2006 to over 324,000 in 2015.
  • Abortion is down over 12% nationally since 2010 yet only down by 1.6% for Planned Parenthood since 2010.
  • Prenatal services at PP have been cut in half since 2009.
  • From 2009-2013, Planned Parenthood’s abortion to adoption ratio is 209 -to-1.
  • In 2006, they committed one of every five abortions. In 2015, it’s up to one in every three abortions. (source: Planned Parenthood annual reports)

The numbers don’t lie. Planned Parenthood say’s abortion is %3 of their business but that ends up being around 300,000 abortions yearly. 94% of pregnant women who attend Planned Parenthood will receive abortion services. Planned Parenthood is about big abortion business and they use our tax payer dollars to fund it.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is clear about his desire to defund Planned Parenthood and this could be the year it happens. If PP lost government funds, that money would be reallocated to Federally Qualified Health Centers which according to stats outnumber Planned Parenthood’s 20-to-1. FHQCs served over 22.9 million people in 2014 compared to Planned Parenthood, who served 2.7 million in the same time frame. A website,  helps people find FHQC’s near them. In addition a website called Planned Parenthood Charges exposes the criminal charges against some PP affiliates across the country.

As for NARAL, members of the organization will march to defend their rights all the while falsely attacking the work of Pregnancy Resource Centers in CT. PRC’s or CPC’s are legitimate non-profit organizations that serve thousands of low-income pregnant women in CT. They provide free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, parenting classes, material support and more. A main difference between PRC’s and Planned Parenthood is all of the Connecticut Pregnancy Centers receive zero government dollars to do their life transforming work.

My advice to women marching in Washington or NARAL’s rally in CT is to make sure they are truly educated regarding the organizations they’ll be rallying to support.