More than a million people worldwide took part in the Women’s March on Saturday to protest U.S. President Donald Trump and show their support for women’s rights, specifically abortion. Conservative Christian evangelist Anne Graham Lotz, however, has warned that the movement is “destructive” and will lead women to their “spiritual and moral graves.”
CNN reported that over a million people around the world marched in rallies, ranging from New York City, Melbourne, Accra, Berlin, London, Rome, New Delhi, Athens, to even Antarctica. That number apparently did not include figures from the main protest in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, the day after Trump’s inauguration, which was estimated at 400,000.
Prominent statistician Nate Silver said that estimates from law enforcement or public officials differed from estimates from organizers, however, and included statistics on some U.S. cities that marched in a Twitter post.
The protests hit every single continent, with even visitors and workers at Paradise Bay, a remote corner in Antarctica, organizing a small rally of around 30 women and supporting men, holding signs against discrimination and hate.
Organizers behind the worldwide rally said the protest was primarly a pro-choice rally in defense of abortion and abortion providers, such as Planned Parenthood, amid fears that Trump will appoint a pro-life justice to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Lotz took to Facebook to share her feelings about the Women’s March, and said that while the protestors claimed to represent all women, what they were really looking out for was access to unrestricted abortion.
“My heart aches for many of the women I saw marching … women who have joined a ‘movement’ that is deceptive and in the end, will be destructive and lead them to a spiritual and moral ‘grave.’ I pray earnestly for them to turn to the one, true, living God, who is the only One who can give them the deep, permanent peace, love, hope, and security we all long for,” Lotz wrote.
“My prayer for beloved Bell [Lotz’s granddaughter] … and for the women of the world … is that as she fears God and seeks to grow in her personal knowledge of Him, she would become a woman of great wisdom and understanding who shuns evil and serves Him faithfully,” she wrote, referring to her 15-year-old granddaughter, Ruth Bell.
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SOURCE: The Christian Post