On Friday, January 27, 2017, thousands upon thousands of people gathered together for the annual March for Life in Washington D.C. People from all over the country, from all different backgrounds came together to march for the rights of the unborn.
In 1973, the infamous court case Roe v. Wade made abortion procedures legal across the United States. In the 44 years since Roe v. Wade was passed, 57 million babies have been aborted and for all of us in the Pro-Life movement, that’s way too high of a number.
I was blessed to have been able to attend the March for Life for the fifth time. Even though I had been before, the sight of all of those people blew me away. It’s incredible to see so many people from so many places that are ready to stand up for the unborn.
The March for Life kicked off with a rally in the morning. With Transform DJs to get the crowd hyped up, we all gathered near the Washington Memorial. The music pumping, and all of us dancing around and probably making a fool of ourselves, gave everyone a chance to meet new people and get us excited for what was to come. Jeanne Mancini, the president of the March for Life organization soon took the stage, welcoming the crowd and thanking us all for giving our voices to the voiceless.
The rally also had it’s fair share of speakers. Kellyanne Conway, the senior counselor to President Trump, Abbey Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood Director, Benjamin Watson, the tight end for the Baltimore Ravens, and our very own Vice President, Mike Pence all spoke amongst others.
This march was different than others I have attended in the past, and not just because of the heighted security measures that had to be taken. Hearing Mike Pence speak gave me and the rest of the Pro-Life movement some new form of hope that we hadn’t had in the past. He gave us hope that this could be the last march against abortion and soon we could be marching to celebrate the victory of Roe v. Wade getting overturned.
This was the first March for Life that a vice president spoke at and probably the most covered march as well. Unfortunately, this event doesn’t get a lot of attention from bigger news outlets, but this year I feel like it did and that’s awesome. I might not agree with our new president and a lot of what he stands for, but if there’s one thing I do respect him for, it’s his respect for life. And that respect of life is what helped get our message out there: that every life is sacred and everyone deserves a birthday.
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