Organizers of the anti-Trump “Women’s March on Washington” have dissolved its partnership with a pro-life feminist group following an online outcry from pro-choice activists.
Organizers had advertised the event — which is expected to draw more than 100,000 attendees — as “inclusive,” but are now saying that inclusion doesn’t extend to women who don’t support abortion.
New Wave Feminists, a pro-life feminist organization, had been listed as a partner for the march, but organizers are now saying that was an “error.”
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“The anti-choice organization in question is not a partner of the Women’s March on Washington,” the organizers said in a statement.
“The protest is pro-choice and that has been our stance from day one. We want to assure all of our partners, as well as our participants, that we are pro-choice as clearly stated in our Unity Principles,” the statement continued.
“We look forward to marching on behalf of individuals who share the view that women deserve the right to make their own reproductive choices.”