Hard to believe that January kicks off with so many things. One of them for pro-lifers is the annual March for Life in Washington, DC.
Nearly 750,000 people from all across the United States and beyond borders descended upon our nation’s capital to give voice to the voiceless.
Many brought signs with well-known organizations attached to them. Others got creative using a popular hit show or even social media memes to articulate a point.
The highlight of this year’s march is the historic address given by the President of the United States, Donald Trump. He is the first to do so in the march’s history.
“Every life brings love into this world. Every child brings joy to a family. Every person is worth protecting.”
Though there were thirty-six counter-demonstrators that tried to foil the fun, it gave the marchers more fuel to continue to give voice to the voiceless. One of them was arrested for trying to trespass. No question and surprise that there were more.
The youth and young adults that were in attendance brought vibrant energy that can easily shake capital hill with their various chants such as the famous, “Hey Hey Ho Ho Roe v Wade has got to go” or “We love babies, Yes, we do. We love babies, how about you?”
The March for Life will forever be a well-attended event. Unfortunately, the mainstream media did not give it fair coverage as it has been the same old, same old since the beginning of the march’s existence.
What to take away?
Though it happens once a year we must march for all life from the moment of conception until natural death every day. Our job is to be present for every human, born and unborn. Whether we are Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, agnostic, or atheist, we have a duty to protect every life. Every life saved is worth the effort.
I long for the day that those who come to Washington every year will not march for the reversal of the Supreme Court. Rather, we offer chants, songs, and prayers in thanksgiving for the end of the scourge of our society known as abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, and even unjust wars. Let us make it happen by getting involved in our community today.