January 22, 2009 Reporting from Washington, D.C.As I walked along an abbreviated March for Life in balmy weather, i was once again struck by the energy and optimism of the pro-life movement as the hundreds of thousands gathered in the nation's capitol to pray for and end to this American Holocaust and to protest the apathy of the American people and the government over this terrible evil eroding the the foundation of this country.
In past years the March has started either at 14th and Constitution or at 7th and Constitution. This year the Park Service told the organizers that due to the inaugural clean-up, the March would have to start at 4th Ave. No Matter. Over 300,000 thousand people descended upon Washington D.C. and drew strength from the consistent message that the movement must take this time to build at the grass roots.
The sense of purpose was also echoed by the speakers and various pro-life leaders. All of us realize that the efforts to change hearts are not affected by the change in administration. If anything, the presence of an adversary demands a greater commitment to the life principles and the need to advance them in the public square.
More tomorrow - but for now all I can say is that there is much work to do and we need to get about doing it.