#MarchForLies: Reproductive Justice Advocates Counter Trump's "Dangerous Rhetoric" at Anti-Choice March

As President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to attend the annual March for Life on Friday, reproductive rights advocates countered his anti-choice message on social media with the hashtag #MarchForLies, sharing accurate information about reproductive health and slamming Trump for his attacks on women.

Trump’s in-person attendance at a rally that presidents have previously only addressed via video was the latest signal that the president is committed to ending safe and legal access to abortion care for American women, said pro-choice advocates.

“People who have an abortion deserve compassion and to have access to the best healthcare available—not to be stigmatized and villainized by the president of the United States.”
—Alexis McGill Johnson, Planned Parenthood Action Fund”We didn’t need any more confirmation that the sitting president of the United States is dead-set on doing all he can to end access to safe, legal abortion in this country,” said Alexis McGill Johnson, acting president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Action Fund. “Since day one, this administration has carried out a full-out assault on our health and our rights.”

Pro-choice advocates quickly debunked Trump’s claim at the rally that Democrats are pushing an unpopular, extreme agenda when they fight to protect Roe vs. Wade and combat state-level laws restricting abortion access.

“When it comes to abortion…Democrats have embraced the most radical and extreme positions,” the president said.

In fact, like the vast majority of Democratic lawmakers, more than three-quarters of Americans want to keep Roe vs. Wade in place.

Meanwhile, more than 200 Republican legislators this month signed an amicus brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider the landmark decision, which affirmed in 1973 that women have the constitutional right to abortion care. Extreme abortion bans like those passed by the GOP in Alabama, Georgia, and Ohio since Trump took office have proven unpopular. 

Trump and other anti-choice politicians “resort to disinformation to promote their dangerous agenda,” tweeted NARAL Pro-Choice America.


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