March for Life

“The care of human life and happiness,
and not their destruction,
is the first and only object of good government.”

-Thomas Jefferson

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Today marks the 41st anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision. This court decision made the abortion of an unborn child legal and available throughout the entire United States. This year, just like every year, hundreds of thousands of us march from the National Mall to the Supreme Court Building. We travel hundreds, thousands of miles just to march in Washington, DC.

Now, we don’t do this because we love to walk half a mile an hour through DC. We don’t do it because we enjoy the outdoors in single digit weather. We don’t/shouldn’t do it because we have fun hanging out with our friends on a day out of school. We march to pay our respects to those children murdered, slaughtered in this war against the unborn. We do it to show the mothers and fathers who chose to abort their children that we are there for them. We march to show politicians that we will not stop until abortion is made illegal. We are the voices for those who can’t speak for themselves.

Science tells us that human life truly begins at conception. That must be accepted. When we accept that, no one can rightly say that people have the right to choose. Murder is murder. We don’t say that people have the right to choose when it comes to any other person. If the fetus is a human life, abortion is murder. That life must be preserved and cherished from conception to natural death. We should be doing everything we can to protect that life. As Jefferson said, the object of the government is the care of human life, not the destruction. The government must seek to protect the human person as much as possible. Abortion, the death penalty, unjust war: these all present a threat to human life. The government has a responsibility to do all that it can to protect that human life. When we call ourselves Pro-Life, we can’t just mean that we are against abortion. Being truly Pro-Life means seeking to protect all life.

On this day of the March for Life, yes, our main object remains the protection of the unborn, seeking abortion to be outlawed as the murder that it is. Life is truly a beautiful thing. It is the government’s job and our responsibility to do whatever possible in protecting that which is most precious to us: the human life. Being Pro-Life means all life. Our immediate goal is making abortion illegal. We can’t stand for this slaughter any longer. That is why we march. We march to let people know that we will not stand for this destruction of life any longer. We march for life today. Let us be heard. We will not stop until our voices are truly heard.

“I have a dogmatic certainty:
God is in every person’s life.
God is in everyone’s life.
Even if the life of a person has been a disaster,
even if it is destroyed by vices, drugs, or anything else –
God is in this person’s life.
You can – you must – try to seek God in every human life.”

-Pope Francis

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