Today was the so-called “March for Life;” that special time of the year where conservatives march to remind everyone that they’re hypocrites who could care less about “life” and are only interested in punishing women.
I mean, okay, so they do that all year round. But this march is special because they said so, and if I’ve learned anything about conservatives, it’s what they say that counts. Unless you’re using that against them, in which case it absolutely doesn’t and don’t even think it does.
A big name who appeared at this year’s “March for Life” was Mike Pence, which shouldn’t surprise anyone since Pence threw a woman in jail for having a miscarriage and instituted policies that caused a spike in the HIV rates in his state during his tenure as governor, both of which are very pro-life positions.
Naturally, this “March for Life” became a topic of discussion on Twitter — with a lot of criticism:
— Dan Mansell (@DMansell35) January 27, 2017
So is #MarchForLife anti-death penalty? Anti-war? Anti-toxic led dumped into our water via DAPL/KXL pipelines? Or just anti-women's right? 🤔
— #J20 (@Delo_Taylor) January 27, 2017
where were u after the Orlando Shooting?
when 20+ Trans were murdered in 2015?
when 258 blacks were killed by police in 2016?
— Sol 🌈💜 46!! (@fIawlesssivan) January 27, 2017
— JBru (@maybakes) January 27, 2017
#MarchForLife is a joke. If they cared about preserving life, they would also march for black life, gay life, poor life, Muslim life, etc…
— Sam White (@samwhiteout) January 27, 2017
Will #MarchForLife demonstrators fight for pre-natal care for poor women who have a child to ensure the baby is born healthy? I'll wait.
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) January 27, 2017
— nañi (@pettyblackgirI) January 27, 2017
— Drinks and Wings (@DrinksandWings) January 27, 2017
— Sean Spicer Facts (@SeanSpicerFacts) January 27, 2017
It's like having Beyoncé as your opener and Iggy Azalea as the main event.
— Imani Gandy (@AngryBlackLady) January 27, 2017
— Anne Wheaton (@AnneWheaton) January 27, 2017
men who are grossed out by menstrual periods sure have a lot to say about a woman's reproductive rights #MarchForLife
— megan (@m3q4n) January 27, 2017
— Jonathan Linares (@JohnATen_) January 27, 2017
On #HolocaustRemembranceDay, Trump will sign EO preventing people fleeing persecution from finding safety in U.S.
Cc: #MarchForLife folks
— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) January 27, 2017
#MarchForLife What about Syrian refugees.. children running for their lives & dodging bombs? Not American so not a worthy life?
— _ns (@nicoleta_stone) January 27, 2017
This last note about the refugees is especially powerful, since the Bible has a lot to say about respecting and welcoming refugees, not least of all because the Hebrews themselves were refugees from Egypt. Unfortunately, that’d require right-wingers to read the Bible period, and . . . well, let’s be kind and say they’re not as well-versed as they think they are.
As the poorly named “March for Life,” among other positions and actions, aptly demonstrate.