Next Friday, thousands will meet at the Washington Monument to rally in celebration of the sanctity of life. Together they will march down to the Capitol and the Supreme Court to urge respect for human life and the end of abortion in America.
On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court issued its infamous Roe v. Wade decision that asserted a right to privacy in the Constitution that extended to abortion. Every year thereafter, masses of pro-life marchers have come to Washington to protest that ruling and to promote a culture that properly values prenatal life.
This year, the March for Life theme will be “Pro-Life and Pro-Woman Go Hand in Hand.” Contrary to messages like the liberal “war on women” narrative, the March for Life Education and Defense Fund’s website declares, “The truth is that life is the empowering choice for women. It’s best for women and families facing unplanned pregnancies, and it’s best for developing female babies in the womb. Abortion harms women, and affects our society as a whole, in so many ways.”
If you are in Washington next Friday, we hope to see you! Please come say hello at NRB’s exhibit booth at the March for Life Expo. The event is free and open to the public. NRB is also a sponsor of the Evangelicals for Life conference. This event, organized by the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics &Religious Liberty Commission and Focus on the Family, is the first pro-life conference specifically for evangelical Christians in conjunction with the annual March for Life. Jim Daly, President of Focus on the Family, states, “It’s our chance as committed, born-again believers to stand up and tell the world that the sanctity of life is something more than a political issue—that it is, in fact, an indispensable element of the gospel message.”
If you cannot make it to the nation’s capital next week, but would like to add your voice that day, pro-lifers will be gathering on social media at #WhyWeMarch.
By Aaron Mercer, Vice President of Government Relations
Published: January 15, 2016