There’s always time to subordinate women further

We’re apparently lurching into a government shutdown but Trump found the time to underline his support for stripping women of their right to decide what happens in their own bodies.

President Trump and Vice President Pence signaled their support as thousands of anti-abortion activists rallied on the National Mall at the annual March for Life on Friday.

“Under my administration, we will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independence, and that is the right to life,” Trump said in the White House Rose Garden, in a speech that was broadcast to the marchers gathered near the Washington Monument.

The march — which typically draws busloads of Catholic school students, a large contingent of evangelical Christians and poster-toting protesters of many persuasions — falls each year around the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that recognized a legal right to abortion and intends to pressure Congress and the White House to limit legal access to the procedure.

Trump said he was “really proud to be the first president to stand with you here at the White House;” Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush addressed the march by telephone when they were in office.

Yes, a proud moment, standing up in person in public to say women have no rights over their own bodies.

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