Marie Claire Features Pro-Choice, Liberal Women, Excludes Pro-Life, Conservative Women

By Emily Ward | November 7, 2018 | 2:29 PM EST

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(CNSNews.com) -- In an article entitled, “50 Influential Women on Why They’re Voting in the 2018 Midterm Elections,” the women’s magazine Marie Claire included statements from several pro-choice and Democratic women while excluding prominent pro-life and Republican women.

The story, by Rachel Epstein, read, “Marie Claire asked 50 influential women – celebrities, politicians, business leaders, and activists – to share their personal ‘why’ with us. Their reasons for casting a ballot in the 2018 midterm elections are as diverse and varied as they are: a single issue, a certain value, a specific person.”

The “influential women” included Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, who said, “We need elected officials who are unapologetic about defending women’s fundamental rights and are committed to fighting for our futures and our values.”

Also featured was Leana Wen, president of Planned Parenthood, who expressed her desire for a world that protects “safe, legal abortion” as a “fundamental human right.”

NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue.  (Getty Images.) 

Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, an organization that aims to elect pro-choice Democrats, announced that she would vote “straight down the ticket” for Democrats.

“I’m voting because we have to stand up to Donald Trump and this Republican Party that has forgotten its way,” Schriock added.

The article also featured a host of liberal politicians and candidates, including 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, former U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and New York Democratic socialist candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Other left-leaning women included in the article were Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, Valerie Jarrett, top aide to former president Barack Obama, and liberal activist and actress Alyssa Milano, who said women “have a chance to break the GOP’s stranglehold.”

“We can flood the polls so that this government of the frat boy, by the frat boy, for the frat boy will perish from this earth,” Milano said.

Newly elected House Rep. Alezandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). 

Absent from the article were prominent conservative women, such as conservative activists Candace Owens and Star Parker, journalist Michelle Malkin or former Georgia state representative and niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., Alveda King (R-Ga.). No notably pro-life women were featured, such as activists Lila Rose and Abby Johnson, March for Life President Jeanne Mancini or Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser.

The article did include a statement from journalist and former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson, who was asked by Connecticut’s Republican Party to run for office in 2018. In her statement, Carlson encouraged voters to “stand up” and “speak up,” especially in light of the “cultural revolution of the #MeToo movement.”

Marie Claire did not respond when asked for comment.


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