Yesterday was the 45th March for Life in Washington DC. Amazing to see so many people who love life walking together in peace to declare and support that God-given life from the womb is precious and ought to be protected. Very encouraging to pro-life Americans (and non-Americans) today.
Estimates of numbers who marched range from many tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands. Very possible given the crowd size. The pro-life movement is gaining ground.
President Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence were forthright in their support of life.
Conservative commentator, Ben Shapiro, opened the gathering in speaking first.
“America was founded on the promise of God-given rights, chief among them the rights to life and liberty,” Shapiro said. But while once America’s children were her most prized group,” then something happened. We decided to erase them […] we lied to ourselves, and then we built walls around that lie.”
“We pretended these were not human lives at all, but disposable balls of meat,” he continued, after detailing multiple scientific truths of fetal development denied by the abortion lobby. “We told ourselves we were virtuous for our lie. We reversed good and evil.”
Shapiro then cited Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s comment this week that pro-lifers are “not in line with where we are as a government and quite frankly where we are as a society.” “Maybe they’re right. Maybe we today here are not in line with the rest of society,” Shapiro said. “To which I say, good. So were the abolitionists. So were the civil rights marchers. So were the martyrs in Rome and the Jews in Egypt. Righteousness doesn’t have to be popular; it just has to be righteous.” (Read further at LifeSite here.)
[added: Interesting how young pro-lifers are not necessarily religious. Pro-life just makes common sense. Life is not just based on morality, but is also science-based too. ]