Amidst the bitter cold of single digit temperatures and the annual snub of a corrupt media that refuses to acknowledge their extraordinary presence, hundreds of thousands of pro-life citizens from across America and from all faiths and walks of life have gathered today in Washington, DC to peacefully rally and march to demand that the brutal injustice of legal abortion be put to an end in our nation.
After the noon rally on the Mall, participants will march to the Supreme Court, where post-abortion men and women from the Silent No More Awareness Campaign share their testimony.
The rally schedule is shortened today because of the cold, with the wind chill expected to be just below freezing, but pro-life leaders insist the marchers are undaunted.
In a homily at Washington’s National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Tuesday evening, Cardinal Sean O’Malley said the cold weather is “just perfect, because the colder it is the better our witness. They will know we are serious. That is why we are here.”
“We absolutely will go on tomorrow. The March has never been canceled because of extreme temperatures, and it won’t be canceled tomorrow for that reason,” Jeanne Monahan, president of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, told the Law of Life Summit on Tuesday.
The theme for this year’s march is adoption, which Monahan called a “heroic decision” for women in crisis pregnancies. “We want to eliminate the stigma of adoption and encourage women to pursue this noble option,” she said in a press release.
The March for Life organizers are encouraging Twitter users to use the hashtags #whywemarch and #marchforlife throughout the day.
Contrary to the expected traditional media blackout, Twitter and other social media platforms are ablaze with coverage of and commentary on the March. Even Pope Francis chimed in!
I join the March for Life in Washington with my prayers. May God help us respect all life, especially the most vulnerable
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) January 22, 2014
Today marks the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and since that decision, over 55 million of our fellow citizens have been cruelly deprived of their most fundamental right to life, with the full legal imprimatur of the United States Government.
Enough is enough. The murder of babies, the destruction of families, and the exploitation of women has to stop. Abortion needs to end now!