It’s March for Life week. It is predicted that it will be the biggest rally in its history with marchers from 500,000 to possibly close to 800,000 from all across the United States. In addition to the March for Life in DC, this Saturday is also the Walk for Life in San Francisco.
Now, many of us are asking, “What if I can’t go to the March for Life?” That is okay. Here are some ideas of what you can do this Friday.
- Treat it like a Friday in Lent
- Abstain from meat
- Fast from sugar and cream and drink your coffee black
- Don’t butter your toast or drown your fries in ketchup. Eat them plain
- Limit your screen time if necessary
- Attend a Holy Hour near you
- Can you not watch for one hour
- Offer it up for those involved with the pro-life movement
- Go to confession
- Pray your rosary (this should be done every day)
- Offer it up for an end to abortion
- Pray for the conversion of those who are pro-choice among your family members and friends
- Offer a Divine Mercy Chaplet for the conversion of those involved with abortion.
- Pray in front of an abortion facility near you.
- Take material with you and offer it to women going into the places that offer counterfeit healthcare.
- Attend a local event commemorating the lives lost.
- Engage in social media fests
- Tweet/Retweet about the March or why you are pro-life (be aware of hashtags to use).
- Share some of your past March for Life experiences
- Post a pro-life quote or phrase on Facebook
- Share testimonies of those who once worked in the abortion industry or are post-abortive
- Volunteer your time at a crisis pregnancy center
- Host a screening of Unplanned or other pro-life theme movies and documents
- Write a letter to your elected official
- Be sure to remind them of the total number of Americans killed since 1973 as a result of Roe v Wade and how Planned Parenthood is targeting Hispanics and Blacks. Ask them why they continue to be silent.
- Share your concern over their record on supporting abortion on demand.
These are just the many things you can do to spread the message of life. Even when the march ends, we are called to March for Life every day, not just every January 22nd. Continue making a difference today and every day in the defense of life.