Liz Kehrman marched on Friday holding a sign that said, “I am pro-life not pro-Trump,” because she felt the two should not in any way be linked together. She said as she watched Donald Trump win the presidency, she felt more emboldened to march — something she has done for 12 years running — considering this moment an urgent one.
“This year is different because Trump is so terrible,” she said. “He is the worst standard-bearer of this platform I have ever seen. It made it so I was so not missing this.”
She said there are so many values she keeps that shouldn’t be confined to political party. She thinks of herself as a feminist, but the organizers of the Women’s March on Washington, which advocated abortion rights, make her feel unwelcome. She thinks of herself as someone who wants all people to be treated with dignity, but last year started feeling unwelcome in the Republican, too.
“Trump does not respect life in all form,” she said. “All life deserves to be treated with dignity, but he does not value women with dignity, nor the poor, nor refugees with dignity.”