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Janet's Weekly Commentary

Rights For All Women?

Being “pro-woman” would mean that you support equal rights for all women, right? Well, an event in Washington reveals the truth that feminists are really only interested in protecting the rights of some women.

Amy Coney Barrett was nothing short of brilliant during her time of questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee. She demonstrated that not only is she an outstanding jurist whose knowledge of the law was unparalleled but she also possesses the temperament needed to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. In a different political climate, the judge would be confirmed by a vote of 100-0.

Over the weekend, there were protests at the Supreme Court against the confirmation of Judge Barrett. These self-identified “feminists” were met by pro-life women, also demonstrating in support of Barrett.

A reporter caught on camera an exchange between the two groups that encapsulates the sharp distinctive in worldviews. A young pregnant mother with Students for Life of America is seen playing her unborn daughter’s heartbeat over a sonogram outside the Supreme Court building.

“I would want to kill myself if I was that baby,” one of the protesters said in the video, referring to the pregnant woman. “Imagine using your child for political (blank).”

This brave, pregnant pro-life woman was at the receiving end of vicious comments from several pro-abortion women. They yelled at her, told her to “(Blank) off” and said she should abort her baby.

But the young mom rightfully pointed out that the women shouting at her didn’t represent feminism. The pregnant mom said she went to the protest “to show that my daughter is a real human. Yes, she is in my body … but her life matters, too.”

“This march, they’re not marching for preborn women,” she continued. “That’s why I’m here and my daughter is here. So they can have a voice as well. We want all women to be included, whether they’re born, unborn, black, white, different opinions, different genders – you name it.”

Students for Life also captured on video what happened that day. “We were spit on, spray painted, cursed out, twerked on, harassed, pushed around … but no matter the insults thrown, one thing is certain: We are the Pro-Life Generation and we will abolish abortion,” said one of the leaders of the group.

The heated exchange that took place at the Supreme Court exemplifies the hypocrisy of feminism. They are not for women’s rights – they are for some women’s rights.

It also puts the pro-abortion protestors outside the mainstream. A new Morning Consult poll shows Americans support Barrett on a 46-31% margin and that 15% margin of support is an increase from the polling firms last national survey in September following her nomination.

Gloria Steinem, the renowned feminist and political activist famously once said, “A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.” If that truly is the definition of feminism, then the pro-abortion protestors outside the Supreme Court last week were anything but feminists.

Those are my thoughts. I’m Janet Parshall.

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Janet Parshall

Janet Parshall has been broadcasting from the nation's capital for over two decades. Her passion is to "equip the saints" through intelligent conversation based on biblical truth. When she is not behind her microphone, Janet is speaking across the country on issues impacting Christians. She has authored several books, including her latest, Buyer Beware: Finding Truth in the Marketplace of Ideas. Parshall and her husband, Craig, live in Virginia, and have four children and six grandchildren.

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