I am not a Catholic, but I certainly appreciate their work on behalf of the unborn. On Jan. 27, the day of the Pro-Life March, most TV news shows were about President Trump’s first foreign leader to visit – Theresa May of Great Britain. Of course this was very important and newsworthy. But that meant the Pro-Life March was sandwiched in between other news items. So as I channel surfed the religious channels, I came to a Catholic channel that broadcast the entire March!
This year was an historic year for the March since it was the first time a Vice President had actively participated. Vice President Mike Pence spoke passionately for about 10 minutes. He also assured the crowd that President Trump supported the pro-life agenda.
Pence quoted from the words engraved on the Jefferson Monument and in our Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among those are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
Pence went on to say that this very first right (life) is being taken from babies in the womb.
Before the march several speeches were made by people in the government, Catholic cardinals, an NFL player and several others. At one time the stage was filled with pro-life Senators and Representatives. Another time, several ladies that had previously worked in abortion clinics stood on stage in support of Abby who had also worked for abortion providers for eight years before realizing how terrible abortion really was. She told how several of the doctors felt compelled to quit also.
Although it was a very cold day, the crowd was very enthusiastic. Thankfully it lacked the nasty comments and vulgarity that was seen at the Women’s Rights March the week earlier.
Fayette County was also represented at the March for Life. Four ladies that attend The Gathering Place drove seven hours to show their support. Interviewed in a short clip on MSNBC before the March began were Andrea Butterbaugh, Candy Pfeifer, Linda Conley and Kathy Holbrook. There may have been others from here that attended.
It has been estimated that more babies have killed in the womb than all those lost in the recent wars. However, as Vice President Pence said, “Life is beginning to win.”
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