The March for Life, an annual national demonstration that takes place in Washington, DC each year on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade (January 22), normally does not glean the media attention it deserves. The March essentially shuts down the District of Columbia for hours, as more than 600,000 pro-lifers from across the country converge to tell America's leaders what they think of legalized abortion in the United States. The mainstream media tends to significantly under-report the number of participants each year, and frequently the handful of abortion-advocating protesters (this year it was 14 at the Supreme Court) of the March appear in more or as many TV spots and newspaper photographs than the massive droves of pro-lifers who participate in the March.
This year, however, the March for Life is receiving vicarious media attention via a separate, viral story: the chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus, chose to postpone the start of the Committee's winter meeting by several hours so that members of the RNC could first attend the March for Life. Priebus is a contributor at Red State, where he posted the following statement regarding his decision to postpone the start of the RNC winter meeting on Wednesday:
We’ll be there to send a message: We are a pro-life party. Life is a gift, and it must be protected. That means advocating for our beliefs, embracing the right to life, and celebrating the blessing of adoption.
A New York Times piece this week attempted to spew the myth that "attacks on women's reproductive rights" (aka pro-life laws) put Republicans at odds with women voters.
That couldn’t be more wrong.
It's no secret that Obama's ratings have gone down since his first term began in 2008. His ratings went down some between his first and second terms. But they have spiraled out of control since the sweeping reforms of Obamacare have taken hold and blatantly failed. And do you know who noticed? Women-- without whom, Obama would never have been able to win an election in the first place. TIME Magazine even acknowledged the problem:
Among women, opposition has risen almost six points since November, from 54 percent to 60 percent.
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