Reflections of the 2013 March for Life—Washington D.C.
I had not intended to be in D.C. for the 2013 March for Life . My calendar was already full with appointments that simply could be changed.
But when a friend asked and encouraged me to join her, my thoughts turned to the possibility, and suddenly I realized I had to go. The appointments were surprisingly and easily rescheduled.
And so, like many others from across the nation, I packed my bags and headed to D.C.
I have been to previous marches; my first was in 1980. I was prepared for the cold weather, slow walking, and large crowds. But this was different, it was much colder, much slower, and a vastly larger than I had ever experienced. As many as 500,000 pro-lifers—some say even as high as 650,000—came to D.C. to march in witness to the unborn and the incomprehensible loss of 55 million babies to 40 years of legalized abortion in the U.S.
While there I was interviewed and asked the question: “What needs to happen to end abortion?” You can see the video uploaded by TFP Student Action at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1OJaCB9gW8&feature=em-share_video_user. My comments are at about the 2:50 mark.
I took my place in Washington D.C. March for Life again this year because 40 years after Roe v. Wade, hearts and minds need to change to acknowledge and embrace the reality that the child in the womb is fully human and fully alive. He or she is a unique and valuable member of the human family. Just as abortion was made legal, it can be made illegal—but our ultimate goal is even more critical: For abortion to become unthinkable.
Director of Development