OPINION: The March for Selective Science

Progressives use science theme to bash Trump Administration

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This weekend, protesters gathered in St. Paul for a demonstration which served as yet another platform to yell and scream against the Trump Administration – The March for Science.

Approximately 10,000 people marched from the St. Paul Cathedral to the State Capitol according to MPR News. There were 13 science marches planned throughout the state, including New Ulm, Alexandria and Bemidji.

Despite the claim the March for Science was a nonpartisan event by its organizers, many of the marches across the country were indeed partisan and were just another excuse for Democrats, progressives, and other leftists to bash the Trump administration.

The March for Science website claims that people who value science have been silent too long in the face of policies that ignore scientific evidence and endanger both human life and the future of our world.

But when it comes to pushing a particular agenda, progressives and liberals are the ones who ignore obvious hard scientific evidence and facts.

Take, for instance, the scientific evidence of when life begins. “My body, my choice” is the rallying cry of women who support Planned Parenthood. Science proves a fetus is a separate being from its mother, but a fetus unfortunately does not have the ability to choose life for itself. Pro-choice advocates justify the termination of the life of a fetus by calling it just a “clump of cells.” But scientific evidence shows that life begins at conception.

The American College of Pediatricians states on their website, “The predominance of human biological research confirms that human life begins at conception—fertilization. At fertilization, the human being emerges as a whole, genetically distinct, individuated zygotic living human organism, a member of the species Homo sapiens, needing only the proper environment in order to grow and develop. The difference between the individual in its adult stage and in its zygotic stage is one of form, not nature. This statement focuses on the scientific evidence of when an individual human life begins.” (emphasis added).

With the extermination of over 58,000,000 lives in the United States since Roe v. Wade in 1973, it is the pro-choice movement that has endangered human life and the future of our world by killing unwanted babies.

The March for Science expressed the dire need for Saturday’s protest on its website, “We face a possible future where people not only ignore scientific evidence, but seek to eliminate it entirely.”

So please, tell us who is ignoring scientific evidence and eliminating it entirely by pandering to those who self identify with a biologically opposite gender other than the one listed on their birth certificate? Science tells us that girls are born with XX chromosomes and boys are born with XY chromosomes. It’s basic biology. There are extremely rare cases of “intersex” persons, a general term used for a variety of conditions in which a person is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t fit typical definitions for male or female.

However, almost 99 percent of the population does not fit into the “intersex” category, and for political reasons, an overwhelming majority of biological males and females are forced into accepting progressive policies that allow members of the opposite sex into public restrooms and locker rooms because basic scientific evidence is not only ignored, but eliminated entirely – along with common sense.

Furthermore, if gender really doesn’t matter and isn’t biological, then the left wasted an awful lot of time on January’s “March for Women.” Where were the transgender protesters for that event? Weren’t they triggered by that overtly gender specific event?

The March for Science really wasn’t about a threat to science, but was yet another scheme to push forward the progressive agenda. If progressives really were fighting for science, then they would recognize that life begins at conception and that XX and XY chromosomes, and not feelings, determine a person’s gender.