I am watching the live coverage of the March For Life in Washington DC.
As I watch I have in my mind an article I read in the appalling Newsweek.
Who’s Missing at the ‘Roe v. Wade’ Anniversary Demonstrations? Young Women.
Today is the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court case legalizing abortion, and droves of women are prepared to face rainy weather to support their positions during the annual Washington, D.C., demonstrations. But there will be one major difference with the demonstration route this year—it’s shorter.
“The organizers are getting older, and it’s more difficult for them to walk a long distance,” says Stanley Radzilowski, an officer in the planning unit for the Washington, D.C., police department. A majority of the participants are in their 60s and were the original pioneers either for or against the case, he says.
So this raises the question: where are the young, vibrant women supporting their pro-life or pro-choice positions? Likely, they’re at home. “Young women are still concerned about these issues, but they’re not trained to go out and protest,” says Kristy Maddux, assistant professor at the University of Maryland, who specializes in historical feminism.
There is more, but don’t waste your time.
What strikes me about the live coverage,a nd the interviews along the way, is the huge number of young women and girls in the March!
I think the writer, above, was indulging in wishful thinking.