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A Commission Or A Commandment? Responding To (Some) Women’S March: The Intersection Of Feminism, Religious Freedom, And The Pro-Life Movement, Leah Farish Esq. Mar 2017

A Commission Or A Commandment? Responding To (Some) Women’S March: The Intersection Of Feminism, Religious Freedom, And The Pro-Life Movement, Leah Farish Esq.

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The women’s marches on January 21 held in Washington, D.C., and many other places were characterized by loud and scalding rhetoric, often seething with vitriol such as Madonna’s thoughts about bombing the White House and signs about private parts biting other people. But perhaps more troubling was the organizers’ refusal to include pro-life voices in the chorus. True, under Hurley v. Irish-American Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Group of Boston, Inc., the organizers are legally entitled to shape their message by limiting participants. Yet, there are three ethical problems with that exclusion. These problems exist because the female ...