Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Arizona Rally and March for Life Events

There are a number of events this weekend to remember the 40 million children lost to abortion over the last 35 years. Check out the Arizona Right to Life website for the details but here are some highlights to keep in mind as you plan for the rest of your week.

January 18, 2008 7:00 pm - Pro-Life Youth Vigil and Candlelight March at the ASU Newman Center in Tempe.

January 19, 2008 9:00 am - Tucson March for Life

January 20, 2008 Arizona Right to Life March and Rally for Life at Wesley Bolin Plaza at the Arizona State Capitol. The event will begin with people gathering at 12:30. pm.

January 22, 2008 5:30 pm Candlelight Vigil at OLPH Church in Scottsdale

This is a somber and sober time to reflect on what we have done and what we have failed to do. It is a time to ask for forgiveness for the many times that we have failed to act in defense of life. But it is also a time to ask God for the courage to live our lives in defense of life in the future and to rededicate ourselves to the proposition that all humans are created equal.

The only way we will lose is if we do not show up. We are winning the war that was started by those who wanted abortion on demand. We have not let them graft abortion into the ordinary world of medicine. Abortion is still regarded as a terrible procedure. No one becomes a doctor to do abortions. As abortionists become older, the mills are closing. WE have better crisis pregnancy centers with modern equipment ready to show the mother her little unborn child. We continue to show the young people that life is more affirming than death and that only in life can one find hope. The latest birth statistics are very encouraging to those of us who care about our nation and its survival.

But we need you to stay engaged in the process. We need you - the grass roots to remind politicians and bureaucrats that we will not accept a culture that embraces abortion. We want a culture that affirms life.

WE may have seen the beginning of something big with the panoply of movies all touching upon an unplanned pregnancy and the protagonist's decision regarding same. From Bella to Juno, audiences were confronted with the subject in as different setting. It was not a rally or a political event. The subject of the "A" word was on the big screen.

The 2008 elections are right around the corner. The voice for life must be clearly heard and understood. We want protection for all life, form those in the womb to those at the end of life. All life must be protected in law.

See you Sunday.