by Diane Rufino, January 20, 2019
President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence addressed this year’s March for Life, the 45th annual March for Life in DC, by video from the White House Rose Garden.
The March for Life, which was held on Friday, January 18, marks the landmark decision Roe v. Wade, handed down on January 22, 1973, which condemned millions of unborn to the torturous and heartbreaking… the life-taking, practices of abortion doctors. The decision was based on activism, on women’s so-called rights to control her fertility, and equal protection for the woman. The decision did not include any deliberation based on science or any equal protection considerations for the unborn. The March for Life began just one year later, in January 1974, to continue the protest over that hugely over-broad and one-sided decision, and it has continued each year since.
The theme of this year’s march was LOVE SAVES LIVES.
We are lucky to have an administration that honors the most essential of fundamental rights – the Right to Life. Women and Women’s Rights organizations, ACLU lawyers and other powerful legal groups, pregnant plaintiffs, and progressive judges have the power to fight for the woman who wants the unborn growing and developing inside her to be killed and removed. But who speaks for the ones who can’t speak for themselves? Who defends the ones who haven’t even had the chance to take a breath, let alone find their voice? We know they feel pain inside the womb and we know they try the best they can to protect themselves from harm (as when a suction device is inserted into the womb or saline solution injected – the fetus moves away from them). Living things feel pain; living things exercise efforts to preserve their lives.
The first step is simply to sign a law defining life. It doesn’t necessarily have to be at conception, but a simple thing as a definition automatically saves life because once society recognizes life, then all the protections of our Bill of Rights and our Constitution are recognized. What are our legislators waiting for?
A woman’s right to control her fertility doesn’t necessarily have to translate into wholesale slaughter of the unborn.
Anyway, again, we’re lucky and grateful to have a president, a vice president and an administration that sides with the unborn and a woman’s choice to give life and not death. It’s refreshing to hear a message of love and life, as opposed to the left’s message of self-love and death.
Trump’s Message to those at this year’s March for Life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TNjvpzCpA0&feature=youtu.be
March for Life Blog – https://marchforlife.org/