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Check out what happened when women against abortions went to the Women's March

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Check out what happened when women against abortions went to the Women's March

WATCH | These women are against abortion rights, but they're all for the feminist movementmost feminist groups believe in a woman's access to abortions.

Can you be a feminist and pro-life?

If you ask Annie Rowson and Erin Powers, two attendees who don't believe in abortion rights at the Women's March on Washington, the answer is "yes."

The George Mason University graduate and student, respectively, say they consider themselves feminist and are proud to be attending the march.

The Women's March on Washington has a pro-choice, or abortion rights, platform. The march is closely associated with Planned Parenthood.

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Annie Rowson and Erin Powers, friends who both live in Washington, D.C., consider themselves full-on feminists, even though they don't believe in abortion rights.

Why they're at a pro-choice march

"Even though not every part of this march's platform is something I agree with, most of it is," said Rowson on her way to the rally in Washington, D.C.

Powers says she came with her friend, Rowson, to show a united front with other women.

"Compassion is the key on both sides of the dialogue," said Powers. "Both pro-life and pro-choice."

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The Women's March website says: "We believe in Reproductive Freedom. We do not accept any federal, state or local rollbacks, cuts or restrictions on our ability to access quality reproductive healthcare services."

How other women see anti-abortion feminists

We asked other self-identifying feminists at the march if you could be a feminist and anti-abortion rights.

"Sure," said a woman from Virginia. "It's not my position, but [they] certainly can be."

"I think you can, but it's not any feminist that I know of," said another from Chicago.

"[It] totally goes against the way that I was raised with Planned Parenthood in my life," said a San Diego native.

How their feminist friends see them

"I've read plenty of things online that if you're not pro-choice, then you're not a feminist," said Rowson. "And I'm like, eh, well, ok."

Days before the march, the New Wave Feminists, an anti-abortion rights women's group, was dropped as an official partner from the march because of their stance.

"I had to ask my friends, 'Hey, is it ok if I go if I'm pro-life?' And they were like, 'yeah.'"

Their message for Pres. Trump

"I'm a full-on feminist," said Powers. "And I'm very dissatisfied with our now-current president." 

"Being pro-life," said Powers referring to Pres. Donald Trump, "something he could do would be affordable child care and paid maternity leave."

They say they were at the march, first and foremost, "as women," and that there are a lot of issues all women face regardless of religious beliefs, like pay equity.

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