Kellyanne Conway Big Hit at March for Life

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by Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  January 27, 2017   

Dignified speech stands in stark contrast to vulgar, foul-mouthed rants at DC Women's March

WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - In an impassioned speech before hundreds of thousands, Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to the president, offered words of encouragement and conviction at the March for Life.

"Steps away from here, in the White House, a president and a vice president sit at their desks and make decisions for a nation," she said. "As they sit there, they stand here with you."

Her remarks were met with loud cheers and applause. 

"Their impassioned defense of life as presidential candidates showed a nation that courage and commitment can overcome indifference and insults," she continued, "and their decisions and actions as president and vice president will further this conversation and this cause."


Friday's massive pro-life rally — which annually draws about half a million (in 2013, an estimated 650,000 attended, breaking a record) — stood in marked contrast to the Women's March that took place only a week earlier. The feminist march revealed a sea of pink "pu**syhats" as well as thousands of signs with slogans like "Hail Nasty Women" and "Dump Trump," including blasphemous, anti-Catholic images, including the "Vagina Virgin of Guadalupe," an image of a vagina surrounded by rays as a mockery of the famous Catholic sacred image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Many feminist protestors appeared angry and disaffected, and the speeches were full of vulgarities and curse words. Some of the feminist demonstrators verbally assaulted and spat on pro-lifers present at the Women's March. The pro-abortion rally was also widely criticized for having left enormous piles of trash in its wake.

The March for Life, in contrast, revealed a peaceful, happy, excited crowd full of young families with children. And Conway's speech, offering hope, encouragement and optimism, stood in sharp contrast to female speakers at the D.C. Women's March, where Madonna screamed to opponents "F**k you!" twice, and celebrity Ashley Judd repeatedly referred to herself as a "nasty woman," while the crowd cheered in response.

"This is a time of incredible promise for the pro-life, pro-adoption movement," Conway said at the March for Life. "Our message and our action must also reach women who face unplanned pregnancies. They are not alone; they are not judged. They too are protected and cared for and celebrated."

We hear you. We see you. We respect you.

She closed the speech stressing the Trump administration's solidarity with the pro-life movement. "So to the March for Life 2017, let me make this very clear: We hear you. We see you. We respect you. And we look forward to working with you!" The crowd erupted in loud praise.

The married mother of four is a devout Catholic, and has said of her faith, 
Faith plays a minute-by-minute part of my life. It is constant. This is consequential, this is exciting and historic in its own way, but it is nothing compared to the universe in which we live, the God that I worship, and the totality of our lives. I do believe that God placed me in this position at this time to do my small part to create an environment to allow Mr. Trump to flourish and to help to create a campaign structure with our fabulous team.
As counselor to the president, Conway holds a powerful position of influence in Trump's inner circle. Not as high-profile as press secretary (a position she said would've been a "bad idea, bad idea, bad idea, bad idea for [a] mom going inside"), it allows for greater flexibility while still exercising influence in the White House.
 
The "portfolio will be whatever the President wants it to be," Conway told CNN in December. "It is likely to include communications, and is likely to include data and strategy. I'm just really pleased and frankly very humbled to take on this role in the West Wing."

 

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Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D.

Christine Niles is executive producer and editor-in-chief at ChurchMilitant.com.

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