The question of whether people who are anti-abortion rights should participate in the upcoming Women’s March set off a fierce debate on Monday, sparked by a report in the Atlantic that march organizers granted a Texas group called New Wave Feminists partnership status.
Hours after the report was published, the Women's March tweeted that the partnership was an apparent "error."
The march also tweeted a link to its platform, which reads in part, “We believe in reproductive rights" and “open access to safe, legal, affordable abortion and birth control for all people.”
Many women grew upset after hearing about the reported partnership.
Bad Feminist author Roxane Gay commented.
And this Guardian writer argued that the group shouldn't be included. "Abortion access is central" she said, to which many women responded negatively.
Others debated that this sort of reaction alienates them.
Others called for a united front.
This person argued that pro-life women want to help women too.
Others said the opposite.
And some said that the statement from the Women's March was going to alienate participants.
While others thanked the group for its statement.
Blake Montgomery contributed to this report.