Thursday, January 27, 2011

Over 400,000 march in Washington demanding protection for the unborn child

Filling planes, trains and automobiles, hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers traveled to the nation's capitol for the annual March for Life. The excitement and determination of the throng was especially evident as they marched from the mall to the steps of the Supreme Court building. There in front of the courthouse, members of "Silent No More" held signs which said that "We regret our abortion." Many women provided testimony of the damaging effect that the abortion had in their lives.
Earlier in the day the crowd heard from organizer and founder Nellie Gray who introduced political, religious and public figures who spoke of the need to restore legal protection for the unborn child.
The weekend prior to the March saw numerous events, including a Students for Life Conference that brought together over1700 students from across the nation. The annual mass at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception was filled to capacity with over 10,000 participants. The next morning over 27, 000 students attended the mass at the Verizon Center.
Numerous meetings were held with representatives throughout the senate and congressional office buildings. following the march Rock for Life held a concert near the Union Station.
Pro-life leaders met throughout the weekend and discussed strategies for ending taxpayer funding of abortion giants such as Planned Parenthood. The ghastly shadows of the revelations out of Philadelphia were on everyone's mind.


At 4:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a man, how do you feel it is your right to have opinions about what I, a woman, do with my body? You will NEVER get pregnant, nor have to make any of these decisions.

At 5:08 PM, Blogger John J. Jakubczyk said...

Well, as a man I am a part of the human community and as a member of that human community, I can reflect and say what I think is in the best interests of the human community. For example, I have a view that rape is evil, violates the dignity of women, and those who sexually assault women ought to be severely punished. Am I not allowed to have such a view?

Actually your comment represent an ad hominum argument - not good form.

If my arguments were being made by my wife ( who also holds such views), would you consider them valid?

Finally there are many laws which regulate, restrict and prevent you from "doing" with your body that which you may want. You cannot take illegal drugs, sell your body or smoke in certain places according to the law.
So a law which prevents the killing of an unborn child is actually very reasonable.

I hope this answers your question.


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